The new constitution of BCCI has been drafted: COA

The new constitution of the BCCI has been drafted: COA

A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). (Photo by Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images)

The Committee of Administrators (COA) has confirmed that a new constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been drafted. The Supreme Court-appointed COA confirmed this particular news on Friday. Vinod Rai, head of COA, said that the same will be submitted to the apex court before September 19 deadline. He also said that there will be no sixth status report.

During the hearing last month, the apex court had asked the COA to prepare a draft of the new constitution as per the Lodha panel recommendations. Rai had last month commented on the same and had claimed that it is a work in progress.


It’s a work in progress: Rai

“It is a work in progress. We (COA) are meeting on September 8 in Delhi, where we will finalise the constitution.”Rai had said. With the BCCI elections in mind, which will take place on September 30, the court ordered that the draft constitution should be prepared by August 30.

COA dodged the questions

The CoA members were in a scoop earlier, after Niranjan Shah was appointed as the CEO of Saurashtra CA. It was said that the move was encouraged to provide back door entry to ineligible candidates. Niranjan Shah was in charge of the state association as its secretary for over four decades before being made ineligible by the Supreme Court’s July 18, 2016 order.

After the news regarding his appointment as the CEO of Saurashtra CA broke out, Shah had told Indian Express that he had not made up his made then. “This is an option as per the SCA constitution but I haven’t accepted it at the moment. In the subsequent Governing Body meetings (after May 27) I have informed the house that I haven’t decided. But no court order prevents me from accepting the post,” Shah had said.