Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its order restraining former India cricket team manager and DDCA Secretary Sunil Dev from acting as a director of the sports body for allegedly violating Companies Act by receiving remuneration for rendering his services.
The Delhi High Court has restrained former India cricket team manager secretary Sunil Dev from acting as a director of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for the next three months for violation of article 314 of Companies Act.
The account at a Central Bank of India branch here opened by an official of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) allegedly in contravention of rules has been made inoperational after complaints from the other faction.
New Delhi: A court here on Friday directed the executive committee (EC) of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) not to convene any meeting till January 27 when it would hear a plaint filed by its suspended President Sneh Bansal.
The court's direction came while hearing the plaint of Bansal, who was removed from the post on allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds, filed against some of its executive members.
Additional District Judge Manish Yadhuvanshi, however, said the sports committee meeting may be held as scheduled but no final selection list of under-19 cricketers should be prepared till the next date of hearing on January 27.
"Suffice to say, that even if there is some financial irregularity in the manner alleged, then also it will have to be established first that such resolutions could have been passed in the EC meetings in the absence of its elected President.
"...It also becomes necessary that such further meetings be put to rest till such time by which the factual matrix emerges clearly. It is directed that till the next date of hearing, the EC meetings shall not be convened," the judge said.
Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, has filed the plaint against DDCA, its Vice President Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda.
The court also directed the three defendants to file their replies on Bansal's interim applications by January 27.
Bansal's counsel argued that the defendants have been convening various EC meetings and adopting various resolutions against the memorandum and articles of association of DDCA.
Earlier, Bansal had withdrawn his plaint filed in the
court against some of the executive members of DDCA for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers.
Bansal had moved the court claiming it was an "illegal resolution passed by some of the Executive Members led by Ravinder Manchanda and Chetan Chauhan, whereby the elected President and General Secretary of the DDCA were illegally stripped of their powers in violation of the Company law and also the Memorandum of the DDCA."
He had said that Chauhan and his faction had formed a four-member fact-finding committee chaired by Sunil Jain along with Siddharth Verma, Salil Seth and Vinod Garg to look into the alleged misappropriation.
Manchanda had earlier claimed that "the report ... Tabled by the Fact Finding Committee of the DDCA has found out that on January 30, an amount of Rs 53 lakh was transferred through RTGS to Maple Infratech. When we further tracked, it was found that the same money next day was transferred to one Ratan Industries. Now Ratan Industries is Sneh Bansal's own company."
"Similarly, on February 3, an amount of Rs 44 lakh was transferred via RTGS to Shri Ram Tradecom and then transferred to Ratan Industries. We have all the required documents and we are still discussing whether there is a need to file criminal complaint against Bansal," Manchanda had alleged.
The National Capital Territory Cricket Association, led by former spinner Bishen Singh Bedi, on Wednesday launched a 'Swacch DDCA Abhiyan' and filed an FIR against suspended DDCA President Sneh Bansal and secretary Anil Khanna for alleged misappropriation and siphoning off funds.
Suspended president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) Sneh Bansal on Monday withdrew his complaint filed in a Delhi court against some of its executive members for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers.
The current ruling group of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), led by former India opener Chetan Chauhan, has decided that chief coach Vijay Dahiya would be given a contract of Rs 15 lakh -- far less than the amount demanded by the KKR assistant coach.
Worried about the prevailing weather conditions that robbed close to 55 overs of playing time in the past two days, Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir has requested DDCA to shift the next Ranji Trophy cricket match against Gujarat to Ahmedabad in his bid to have a full game.
The factional war at the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) continued as vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Monday asked sports body's president and BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal to resign within 72 hours on allegations of financial irregularities.
BCCI Vice-President Sneh Bansal has been stripped off all functioning powers as a President in his state association DDCA following allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 1.55 crore levelled by its executive committee.
The DDCA's senior selection committee headed by Yashpal Sharma rewarded teenager Himmat Singh by including him in the Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi squad that will host Saurashtra in the opening match of the Ranji Trophy starting December 7.
Barely a week after he had tendered his resignation from the post of chairman of DDCA's senior selection committee, former Test batsman Yashpal Sharma was on Wednesday reinstated as the head of the panel only 10 ahead of Delhi's opening Ranji Trophy game against Saurashtra.
Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy.