MUMBAI: In a blow to Chennai Super
Kings (CSK), the Madras High Court
has refused to grant interim relief to
Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd
(CSKCL) on the two-year suspension
meted out to the IPL franchise by the
Justice Lodha Committee.
CSKCL, the company which holds the
Chennai IPL franchise, had filed a
plea seeking an interim stay on the
Lodha Committee decision. In its
petition, it had contended that the
committee’s order was against
fundamental principles of natural
justice and a fair hearing.
The two-judge bench comprising Chief
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and
Justice TS Sivagnanam directed the
Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) and India Cements Ltd (ICL) to
file counter affidavit on CSKCL’s
Adjourning the matter to 23
September, the bench said that it
would hear the ‘maintainability and
merits’ of the case on the next date.
It also made it clear orally that any
decision taken by the BCCI in the
meantime would be subject to the
court’s final orders.
The BCCI Working Committee will
meet in Kolkata on 28 August to
discuss the report and
recommendations of the IPL Working
Group headed by Rajiv Shukla.
On 20 July, the IPL Working Group was
given six weeks to study Justice RM
Lodha Committee’s order and give its
recommendations and roadmap for
next year’s IPL.
The group comprises Shukla, BCCI
secretary Anurag Thakur, treasurer
Anirudh Chaudhary and former India
skipper Sourav Ganguly, along with
the board’s legal adviser UN