High Court relief for Deccan Chargers but players' salaries in doldrums

The Hyderabad-based IPL franchise Deccan Chargers took a sigh of relief today after the Bombay High Court stayed the dispute between them and the BCCI till September 24.

updated: September 17, 2012 13:28 IST
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Mumbai: The stalemate between the Deccan Chargers and the BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India) continues as the Bombay High Court adjourned the matter till September 24. The biggest casualty, however, are the players who will not be paid till the dispute is sorted.

Today's ruling means the issue will come up for hearing on September 24. The High Court has asked to maintain status quo which means the BCCI cannot take further action till the pending hearing. This also means the they cannot float fresh tenders for a new IPL team.

The Bombay High Court has also barred the BCCI from encashing Rs 33 crore given to them by YES bank, on behalf of the Chargers.

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