BCCI elections delayed

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:It was high drama at the Indian Cricket Board's Annual General Meeting here this morning as the elections to the crucial post of the President was delayed following a stay order passed by the Madras High Court.

The meeting was "kept in abeyance" immediately after it was convened at 11.00 am as it was brought to the notice of the Madras High Court appointed Commissioner Justice (retired) S Mohan that a division bench of the same court has passed a stay order on his appointment.

Minutes later, incumbent President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had just walked into the meeting hall, was seen coming out with Justice Mohan.

A senior Board member Rajiv Shukla, while confirming that a stay order has been issued by the Madras High Court, said the meeting would be held after the issue was settled.

Board sources said that a division bench of the Madras High Court stayed yesterday's order of the same court appointing Justice Mohan as the Commissioner to oversee the elections of the Board.

Earlier this morning, it was clear that an election would be held for the post of the President as last minute efforts to reach a consensus between the rival camps failed.

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