BCCI challenges Bombay High Court order, files petition in SC
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filed an appeal in the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the Bombay High court`s order that deemed its IPL probe panel as `illegal and unconstitutional.`
The BCCI, in its petition has maintained that its two-member probe panel was legal. It mentioned that the panel was formed in accordance with the rules of the board.
The cricket board now wants a stay on the judgement.
BCCI on Friday had said that it would be appealing to the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order that had termed illegal its two-member probe panel in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing and betting scandal.
BCCI senior vice-president Arun Jaitley, a former union law minister, read out the High Court`s order during the IPL Governing Council meeting and it was decided that the board will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court.
BCCI`s chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty said the Board will be filing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court.
"Mr. Jaitley read out the Bombay High Court`s order during the IPL Governing Council meeting and it was decided that we will file an SLP in the Supreme Court," said Shetty.
BCCI vice-president Chitrak Mitra said the board will be challenging the Bombay High Court`s order.
"The BCCI will be challenging the Bombay High Court`s order. And the working committee meeting was postponed on technical grounds. There was no agenda set before the meeting and it was not mentioned as the emergency working committee meeting," said Mitra.
Srinivasan and interim BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya were called by the IPL Governing Council after the meeting and were informed about the decision to file an SLP in the Supreme Court.
Shetty said the working committee will next meet after the court case is over.
"The next working committee will be after the court case is over. Till then Mr. Dalmiya will carry on as the interim president," said Shetty.
With IANS inputs