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SC order effect: BCCI acting secretary, treasurer set for cooling off period

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A in the mandatory 'cooling off' norm by the may be seen as a relief for the BCCI but not for its incumbent acting and

Both Amitabh and Aniruddh have served a combined tenure of more than six years in their respective state associations and the BCCI, making them liable for a cooling off period of three years as per today's SC order.

"... In our view it would be appropriate to direct that a cooling off period of three years after an individual holds two successive terms in office either in the BCCI, or in any state association, or a combination of the two," the apex court order read.

"The cooling off period would also apply in a situation where an individual holds a post for one term in a state association followed by a post in the BCCI successively or vice versa," it added.

While Amitabh was the of (JSCA) for more than a decade before becoming a BCCI office bearer, Aniruddh served as (HCA) for six years before taking up the treasurer's position in the board.

The SC order implied that former will also need to go for 'cooling off' in case he gets relief from the apex court in near future and is able to come back into the BCCI fold.

Thakur has also had consecutive terms as joint secretary, followed by and then -- the post from which he was removed by the He was also the top boss of the for more than three years.

Both the acting secretary and refused to comment on the court order. There is no information on what their next course of action will be.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:10 IST