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Fate of JSCA hangs on HC verdict

Written by: Staff

Jamshedpur, Aug 31 (UNI) All eyes are on the verdict of Jharkhand High Court on the issue of the status of Jharkhand State Cricket Association(JSCA), derecognised by the three-member committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which recommended the revival of the earlier Bihar Cricket Association (1935).

The High Court granted an adjournment petition on August 7, filed by the BCCI, and posted next date of hearing tomorrow in the case filed by the JSCA challenging the move of the parent body to cancel its affiliation.

The BCCI had formed a three-member committee comprising Arun Jaitley (Delhi), BCCI vice-president Shasank Manohar (Vidarbha) and treasurer N Srinivasan (Chennai) to look into the JSCA-BCA issue.

The committee submitted its report in the SGM of BCCI, held in Chennai on August 16, which was unanimously supported by the members but could not be implemented owing to the High Court prohibition.

Reacting to the recommendation of the committee, president of the JSCA Amitabh Choudhary said the report was full of anomalies and the decision was ''politically motivated''.

He said the BCCI had recognised the JSCA during the BCCI election in 2005 in the presence of T S Krishnamurthy, the Commissioner, appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee the election.

''The same apex body of cricket has now cancelled the affiliation of the JSCA. This is nothing but contempt of the Supreme Court,'' Choudhary said.

He, however, exuded confidence that the justice would be meted out by the high court and the JSCA would continue as the member of the BCCI.

Meanwhile, the JSCA members had launched a signature campaign against the BCCI decision.


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