Spin legend Anil Kumble filed objections on Thursday before a lower court, justifying his membership of THE Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA).
He filed objections following one of the KSCA members Ramamurthy approaching the court alleging that Kumble`s membership was "illegal as it was against the bye-laws of the association".
Kumble, in his objection, stated that a bye-law in respect of cricketers to become a member of KSCA was amended and approved by the association`s general body meeting in January 2010.
"The bye-law has been amended and approved by the general body of the association prior to my term as the president. When it has been approved by the body, there is no need for further sanction by the Registrar," Kumble stated in his objections.
Ramamurthy had submitted that as per the bye-laws of the KSCA, a cricketer to become the member of the KSCA has to wait for a period of two years from the date of his retirement from the game and such a condition has been violated by the association. Hence, the membership and current position of Kumble as the president is null and void.
He had further argued that as the association is registered under the Registrar of Societies, the amended bye-law has to be approved by the Registrar of Societies, which has rejected the application for approving the amended bye-law in November 2010.
The court adjourned the matter to March 16.