Thatscricket - News - BCCI files affidavit on Azhar issue

Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Hyderabad: The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI), which had imposed a life ban on former skipper Mohammed Azharuddin for his involvement in match fixing, on Wednesday filed a counter affidavit defending its decision.The BCCI filed its counter affidavit through its counsels Mr Narotham Reddy of New Delhi along with Ms Radha Ranganathan and Mr Ashok, Assistant of Mr K Madhavan, former Joint Director of CBI before the second additional sessions judge in the city Civil Court in the wake of Azhar challenging the ban.BCCI executive secretary Sharad Diwadkar was also present. However, former CBI joint director K Madhavan, who investigated the match-fixing case on behalf of the BCCI, and BCCI president Dr A C Muthiah were allowed time till February 26 to file their counter by Judge Shyma Sundera Rao following their plea.The tainted former Indian skipper had on January 29 challenged the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in a city civil court and submitted that the appointment of Anti-corruption Commissioner K Madhavan was against BCCI rules and Mr Muthiah was incompetent to hold the office of president of the Board.Speaking to media, Mr Reddy said they have filed a counter on behalf of BCCI justifying their decision to ban Azhar for life. He said that Mr Madhavan and Mr Muthiah had sought time to file their counter.However, the counsels did not disclose the contents of the counter affidavit filed by the Board. UNI

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