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Bhopal court to hear petition against Dalmiya's appointment

Published: Sunday, September 12, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bhopal:A local court will hear a petition on Monday restraining Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) making its president Jagmohan Dalmiya a patron-in-chief even as the Board unanimously appointed him to the post till 2007, at a meeting in Chennai on Sunday.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was allowed to go ahead with the meeting, was directed by the court to refrain from taking any decision contrary to its rules while considering the proposal.

The interim injunction was ordered on September 10, by magistrate P K Nigam while accepting a petition filed by Bhopal Cricket Association (BCA) member Jogesh Khattar chellenging move to appoint Dalmiya as BCCI's patron-in-chief.

The petitioner had contended that any move to implement such a proposal was in violation of BCCI's rules.

Khattar's counsel Vivek Tankha argued that as per the rule and regulations of BCCI, Dalmiya, being its president cannot invite himself to become the Board's patron-in-chief.

Therefore, any resolution in this regard would be "ethically and morally incorrect", he contended and wondered "how can he (Dalmiya) invite himself for the proposed post?"

Tankha further contended that another resolution taken up in Sunday's Board meeting to allow patron-in-chief to represent BCCI at international level was also improper.

"How can patron-in-chief function as president? It will be unjust to the cricketing world," he had said.

Tankha said that they are yet to get a copy of the resolution following which they would chart out their offence.

However, in Sunday's BCCI meeting in Chennai, the members took note of the court directives and passed the resolution after discussions.

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