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BCCI: For now, seats safe for Ganguly and Jay Shah

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah were handed a lifeline on Wednesday after the Supreme Court decided to adjourn for at least two weeks the application relating to extension of their tenures.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao, during a short hearing conducted virtually because of the pandemic, said all related matters (including applications made by the Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh cricket associations) would be heard again after two weeks.

The matter has been listed “tentatively” for August 17.

While Shah’s term finished last month, Sourav’s will come to an end on Monday. It is believed that since there is no injunction or stay on their continuance, they can hold on to their positions till it is heard again in the apex court.

This means that both Sourav and Shah can perform their duties and attend meetings as per protocol. The IPL governing council is slated to meet next week and discuss various details for hosting the tournament in the UAE.