HC directs BCCI to hold elections as scheduled

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:Setting aside a single judge's order appointing retired Supreme Court judge S Mohan to conduct the elections to BCCI, a Division Bench of the Madras High Court today directed that the elections shall continue as scheduled in Kolkata.

The board shall conduct the elections strictly in accordance with the provisions of its constitution and the rules and bylaws framed thereunder, the bench comprising Justice P D Dinakaran and Justice K Raviraja Pandian said in their order.

The bench was passing orders on an appeal filed by BCCI against yesterday's order of Justice S Ashok Kumar appointing the commissioner on a civil suit filed by city-based NetajiCricket Club, an affiliate of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, which apprehended that the elections, slated for today, may not be conducted in a free and fair manner.

The Bench recorded an undertaking given by the counsel for BCCI that "the appellant shall not disqualify any candidate for the post of President on the grounds of residence."

The court directed that the undertaking should be given effect to in letter and spirit without any deviation.

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