BCCI marketing committee to meet on Oct 15

Published: Thursday, October 13, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Thiruvananthapuram:An 'emergency meeting' of the marketing committee of the Indian cricket board will be held at Mumbai on October 15, BCCI sources said here today.

Apart from the Cricket Board office-bearers, Arun Jaitley, I S Bindra and Jagmohan Dalmiya are expected to participate in the meeting. Union minister Sharad Pawar and N Srinivasan, who were inducted into the committee at the Kolkota AGM last month, are also expected to take part, the sources said.

Meanwhile, sources in Chennai said that N Srinivasan was abroad and was expected to return only on October 19.

The Delhi High Court had, on August 22, issued notices to the Centre and the BCCI on Zee Telefilms' petition, seeking quashing of BCCI's 'Invitation To Tender' (ITT) for telecast and broadcast rights for the next four years, alleging that the eligibility conditions were framed to oust Indian bidders.

The Board assured the Delhi High Court on August 31 that it would not decide on bids for grant of cricket telecast and broadcast rights in India for the next four years till September 8, when the hearing on Zee Telefilm's petition challenging the eligibility conditions would resume.

On October 4, a division bench, comprising acting Chief Justice B A Khan and Justice M B Lokur, which allowed BCCI to open the technical bids to decide the eligibility of the bidders including Zee Telefilms, asked the cricket body not to disclose the outcome.

The BCCI was told to inform the outcome to the court on October 19, when the matter would come up for further hearing.

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