Lodha committee dashes hopes of Sourav Ganguly becoming next BCCI president

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INDORE, INDIA - AUGUST 1: Former Cricketer Sourav Ganguly at a function of MPCA Annual Awards 2016 on August 1, 2016 in Indore, India. (Photo by Shankar Mourya/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a big blow for BCCI, the decision made by Lodha Committee has dashed the hopes of Sourav Ganguly becoming the next BCCI president as Anurag Thakur have been removed from BCCI president post.

The FAQ question asked, “If an individual has been an existing office bearer in a State/Member Association for 2 years, is he eligible to contest for the next elections without the 3 year cooling off period applying to him? If yes, what will be the term of his office?”

In response to the question, the answer stated in the FAQ was, “If at the time of the election the existing office-bearer has not completed a period of 3 years, he is eligible to contest the election however, he will not have a full term and will have to demit office immediately upon the continuous 3 year period being completed. This is to avoid any potential abuse. For example, if there were no such bar, an office bearer could resign after 2 years and 9 months and then claim eligibility to stand at the next election 3 months later on the ground that a new term would commence.”

Supreme Court had removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke on 3rd January the BCCI refused to abide by the recommendations made by Lodha Committee. The Lodha committee has made it clear that Sourav Ganguly could not be eligible for the post of next BCCI president.

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