Red Chillies and petitioners asked to file affidavits by Apr 8

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Kolkata, Mar 28 (UNI) A city court today directed petitioners and Red Chillies Entertainment to file affidavits by April 8 on the basis of a plea seeking free tickets for the 31,000 Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) members during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at the Eden Gardens.

Mr Justice Murari Mohan Ghosh, directed that the matter would come up for hearing on April 8.

The court, however, did not pass any injunction as prayed for by the petitioners, Cricket Members' Forum of Bengal, on selling of tickets.

Appearing for the petitioners, lawyer Ajay Sanyal contended that according to CAB constitution, life, annual and associate members were entitled to watch all matches - except charity ties - at Eden Gardens free of cost.

He claimed that the rights and privileges of all the CAB members were being encroached upon by asking them to pay to be at the matches beginning from April 20.

CAB counsel Narendranath Chakraborty prayed for time stating that his client had not yet received any notice from the petitioners and as such was not prepared for the case.

Nobody appeared for the other respondents.

Red Chillies Entertainment own the Kolkata franchisee under the name 'Kolkata Knight Riders' and they would organise the matches at the Eden Gardens as per IPL rules.

CAB is a facilitator for the matches.

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