SC seeks response from Bihar Cricket Association

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought response of Bihar Cricket Association on a plea by a rival association, claiming to be its ad-hoc committee, challenging the Patna High Court`s order allowing BCA to carry out its financial functions, including operation of its bank account.

A bench comprising justices R M Lodha and Shiva Kirti Singh issued notice to BCA and its affiliated district cricket associations on the ad-hoc committee`s plea seeking stay of the July 10 decision of the high court.

The ad-hoc committee, through its convener Abdul Bari Siddique, who is also a senior RJD leader, contended that the high court was not justified in allowing BCA Secretary Ajay Narayan Sharma to operate its bank account as the committee of management for cricket in Bihar was "illegally constituted".

The petition, which was argued by senior advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha, submitted that there was a dispute in relation to the election of the committee and financial irregularity and the high court should not have entertained the writ petition filed in respect of private dispute between two factions of the state cricket board.

The petition, filed by advocate B K Mishra, contended that the committee of the management was neither recognised by the BCCI nor the Bank of India with which the association had the account.