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BCCI to cut down tenure of IPL Governing Council

September 08, 2010 13:38 IST

In a move that can be viewed as cutting down the vast powers enjoyed previously by the Indian Premier League, the Cricket Board has decided to limit the IPL Governing Council's tenure from five years to one.

The BCCI is all set to make this important change at its AGM on September 29 in the wake of the scandal which engulfed the now suspended Lalit Modi-led IPL, a sub-committee of the Board, and bring it on par with its other sub-committees, revealed a top source on Wednesday.

"It needs a constitutional change and can be done at the AGM. The idea is to bring down the IPL Governing Council's tenure to one year, on par with the other sub-committees of the Board," the source told PTI.

The reconstituted IPL GC will also have only two former cricketers, and not three as it is at present, and will have a Chairman, five other members plus all the office bearers of the BCCI in it, the source said.

The present 13-strong committee comprises three ex-captains in Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri and they are entrusted with looking after the cricketing part of what is essentially a business-cum-sport venture of the BCCI.

Under Modi, who was suspended on April 26 and is facing a slew of charges of financial irregularities in the running of the T20 League, the IPL virtually functioned as a parallel  power centre as he was given free reins in running the League.

Board President Shashank Manohar, after the suspension of Modi, admitted at a press conference that in hindsight it could be said too much power vested on one man (Modi) was a "mistake" committed by the Board. 

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