City club protest against Madras HC order

Published: Monday, October 11, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Nearly one hundred members of a local cricket club today went on a 12-hour fast and held a silent demonstration before the Eden Gardens here protesting against the appointment of an interim administrator to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI).

The protestors, belonging to the Central Calcutta Sporting Club, affiliated to the Cricket Association of Bengal, also decried the activities of some cricket officials "who have brought disrepute to the game in the country".

The demonstrators covered their mouths with black cloth and held aloft posters stating Keep cricket away from court and Play cricket on the grass and not in the corridors of the court.

Terming the happenings which followed last month's AGM of the BCCI as "a dark chapter in the 75-year history of the Board", the members said in a statement that "the way the Chennai-based Netaji Cricket Club formed a nexus with self-seeking officials from Mumbai and Punjab to discredit Indian cricket in the world, needs to be strongly condemned".

"At a time when Indian cricket was taking giant strides under the able guidance of (outgoing BCCI president) Jagmohan Dalmiya and captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, some power-hungry people are trying to harm the game in the country. The present poor performance of the team is because of this," the statement said.

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