High Court rejects BCCI's stay application

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Kolkata, Sep 24 (UNI) Calcutta High Court today rejected the stay application of the BCCI against an order of the single bench in favour of Jagmohon Dalmiya in the matter of his expulsion from the Board and its affiliated units.

Today's order came from a division bench, headed by Chief Justice S S Nijjar, after senior counsel S K Kapoor, appearing for BCCI made an appeal to stay the operation of the order.

The division bench refused any ad-interim order of stay.

Since the BCCI had lost the case before the single bench and the division bench of the High Court, the only option left for it is to move the Supreme court.

It may be pertinent to note that as per the ruling of the single bench of Justice Indira Banerjee, Mr Dalmiya was permitted to attend BCCI meetings and participate in the proceeding on behalf of any of its affiliated units.

The Division bench of the Calcutta High Court upheld the ruling of Justice Ms Banerjee.

The bench directed the BCCI and Mr Dalmiya to file affidavits in three weeks and the matter would come up for hearing after 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, his lawyers said.


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