Hearing on Dalmiya's case on October 30

Published: Thursday, September 30, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bhopal:A local court today fixed October 30 as the next date for hearing a petition challenging legality of a proposal to appoint former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya as its Patron-in-Chief.

Civil Judge P K Nigam listed the case for next hearing after BCCI lawyers sought time to gather details of yesterday's Board meeting wherein a resolution to accord special powers to the patron-in-chief was slated to be taken.

Petitioner and Bhopal Divisional Cricket Association (BDCA) member Yogesh Khattar had moved an application, through his counsel Ajay Gupta to prevent this resolution from being passed, on the last hearing on September 20.

Other applications filed before the Court included one by the BCCI seeking dismissal of Khattar's petition questioning his locus standi.

In the application for dismissal, under Order 7 of Rule 11 of Code of Civil Procedures (CPC), BCCI lawyers S C Bagadia and Gaurav Chhabra had contended that Khattar was a member of ad-hoc BDCA and not a BCCI office-bearer, thus he was nowhere concerned with passing of the resolution.

The BCCI, in the meeting on September 12 in Chennai, had nominated Dalmiya as the patron-in-chief - a decision which was taken as per its by-laws with a full forum of 27 members barring three, who were absent, the duo said submitting a reply to a notice issued by the court on September 10.

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