Kolkata, Sep 24 (UNI) The Calcutta High Court today refused to stay the suspension of cricket administrator Jagmohon Dalmiya from the BCCI, the highest cricket body in the country.
A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SS Nijjar heard the appeal, filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking a stay on the suspension of Mr Dalmiya, which was imposed by the cricket body about two years ago.
The bench directed the BCCI and Mr Dalmiya to file an affidavit within three weeks and the matter would come up for hearing after the puja vacation of the court.
As the court refused to stay the suspension sought by the BCCI, Mr Dalmiya would be eligible to contest any election of the cricket body, the lawyers said.
The bench heard the BCCI's appeal, challenging the stay on the cricket administrator's suspension passed by a single bench of the court.
The BCCI had moved the appeal before the court after Justice Indira Banerjee passed the order staying the suspension of Mr Dalmiya.
The court passed a ruling on a petition filed Mr Dalmiya, who had earlier been turned down by a lower court.
The BCCI had filed a case after Justice Banerjee passed the ruling and held that the stay would be effective till further order.
The BCCI had suspended Mr Dalmiya for alleged misappropriation of Pilcom account and he was barred from attending all meetings and activities of the BCCI and other sports bodies in the country.