Madras HC rejects India Cements petition seeking relief on CSK’s two-year suspension

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August 27, 2015

CHENNAI – Madras High Court on Thursday rejected the petition of the suspended India Cements Ltd – owners of Chennai Super Kings – seeking interim relief on the two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee.

August 27, 2015

CHENNAI – Madras High Court on Thursday rejected the petition of the suspended India Cements Ltd – owners of Chennai Super Kings – seeking interim relief on the two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee.

The court has requested the parties concerned (BCCI and India Cements) to file a counter affidavit and deferred the case to September 23, according to a report on ESPNCricinfo.

The IPL Governing Council is expected to meet later on Thursday on back of the high court ruling, which also ruled that BCCI is free to proceed with their decision-making process in the meantime.

The BCCI's last working committee meeting before the AGM due in September will be held on Friday and the IPL GC matter will be 12th in the list of agenda which will deal with various cricketing matters, including deliberating on the affiliation issues to Bihar and Uttarakhand.

IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings had moved the Madras High Court last week challenging the order of Justice Lodha Committee suspending it from IPL over the betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan. In its petition, city-based Indian Cements Ltd (ICL), owner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), also sought a stay on the committee's last month order.

In its petition, India Cements alleged that imposing punishment on the franchise (CSK) without going into the charges or the alleged offence committed was against the principles of natural justice and a fair hearing.

It further said the refusal of Justice Lodha committee to enter into the dispute of whether India Cements was guilty of violating clause 4.1.1.of IPL operation rules had led to 'grave miscarriage of justice'.

While referring to the Supreme Court order in January last, the petition said "Gurunath Meiyappan had been (found) guilty of betting but not spot-fixing, match-fixing or misuse of inside information… Meiyappaan never had shares in India Cements nor was he in the management of the company."


Courtesy: PTI

 

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