Thatscricket - News - Court adjourns Azhar case to March 20

Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Hyderabad: A city court on Wednesday posted March 20 as the date for the next hearing in the case filed by tainted cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin, challenging the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for imposing a life ban on him in the wake of the match-fixing scandal.City Civil Second Sessions judge J Shyama Sundara Rao posted the hearing for March 20 after Azharuddin's counsel T Jagdish filed an application in the court seeking the BCCI's resolution copy banning him for life, besides the one on the appointment of its Special Inquiry Commissioner K Madhavan, a former CBI official. The counsel quoted ''orderly relevant Rule 14'' of the BCCI Constitution in this regard before the judge issued notice to the BCCI to file by March 20 its counter-affidavit on Azhar's application.Azhar had filed a case in the City Civil Court here on January 29 challenging the BCCI's December 5 decision to ban him for life and had also disputed the appointment of Mr Madhavan, whom he charged with having nexus with Board president A C Muthiah.BCCI had filed its counter on February 14. Mr Madhavan, a former CBI joint director, and Mr Muthiah had filed their counter-affidavits on February 26. UNI

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