Discontented with the current set of BCCI office bearers, Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrator (COA) recommends removal of IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla along with three other officials- namely CK Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Choudhary. The reason cited by COA is the expiration of their mandated three-year tenure as per BCCI constitution.
Source – Hindustan Times
COA is a two-member committee comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji. This current move by COA has led to their relationship between BCCI officials to reach an all-time low. The COA, in its report, cited Rule 15 (i) of existing BCCI constitution where the tenure of officials, elected during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in July 2015 has already ended on March 1, 2018.
Edulji told a news agency that the BCCI finance committee sat with the contract papers for three months despite being sent three reminders. But the office-bearers claimed they received no communication on this. BCCI officials are challenging COA by claiming that the tenure for each official is calculated AGM to AGM and not calendar year wise. BCCI acting Amitabh secretary has refused to sign the central contracts stating that the officials were uninformed.
The 11 th season of Indian Premier League will commence from 7th April to 27th May 2018. This season will witness the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after their two-year suspension. Also, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions would not be playing this season as they have been replaces by CSK and RR respectively.