Hearing the PIL on Friday, Chief Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice D Y Chandrachud did not grant interim relief but posted the matter to August 16 for next hearing.
The court expressed its desire to hear affected parties and TV channels such as Nimbus, Sony, Zee, Sahara and Doordarshan, besides BCCI.
The PIL, filed by advocate Swapnil Pednekar, said BCCI had opened the tender bidding on August 7 and the process was slated to end on Saturday.
Counsel for petitioner, E Bharucha and Rajendra Pai argued that the entire process of tender bidding appeared to suit a particular party. They said the mode of payment was in US dollars or Euro, which indicated that foreign broadcasters may be preferred.
The PIL submitted that the viewers should be given the right to watch cricket matches even without cable. It said the Government has assured that legislation was being framed to ensure terrestrial rights for Doordarshan to telecast matches.