Bharathi Cricket Club can~~t interfere: BCCI

Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today told the Madras High Court that Bharthi Cricket Club, which had obtained a sub-ordinate court order, restraining the Board from confirming the nomination of Jagmohan Dalmiya as its patron-in-chief, had no locus standi to interfere in its affairs.

A City Civil Court here on September 29 had restrained the BCCI from confirming appointment of Dalmia, its outgoing president as patron-in-chief of the Board on a civil suit filed by Bharathi Cricket Club, an affiliate of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).

Commencing arguments on a revision petition filed in the High Court, challenging the City Civil Court order, senior advocate Harima Sundaram, counsel for BCCI, contended that the club was only affiliated to the TNCA and had no right to interfere with the functioning of the Board.

He pointed out that 27 of the 30 member BCCI, who were present at a special general body meeting held here on September 12, had endorsed a resolution, nominating Dalmiya as patron-in-chief of the BCCI.

Besides, the TNCA, to which the plaintiff was affiliated, was also a party to the resolution and had not objected to the resolution, he said.

He said there were provisions in the articles of the BCCI for appointment of a patron-in-chief.

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