Muthiah moves HC against BCCI treasurer

Industrialist A C Muthiah has filed a petition seeking disqualification of BCCI treasurer N Srinivasan for breach of code of conduct for administrators.

updated: October 01, 2008 13:53 IST
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The row between industrialist A C Muthiah and BCCI treasurer N Srinivasan over BCCI Secretary post reached the Madras High Court on Friday, when Muthiah filed a petition seeking disqualification of Srinivasan for breach of code of conduct for administrators.

The General Body meeting of the BCCI, scheduled for Saturday, will select a new secretary.

Justice M Jeyapaul, before whom the petition came up for hearing, however refused to interfere with the BCCI proceedings as the petition was filed in the eleventh hour.

But the Judge ordered issue of notices to the BCCI and Srinivasan returnable in three weeks.

Senior Counsel Nalini Chidambaram, appearing for Muthiah, sought a permanent injunction restraining the BCCI from permitting Srinivasan to participate in the general body meeting and wanted the court to direct the BCCI to appoint a commissioner to probe the allegation.

She submitted that Srinivasan attracted disqualification under Clause 6.2.4 of BCCI Regulations by bidding for the Chennai team in the IPL.

The Clause, barred the administrators from having any direct or indirect commercial interest in any of the events of the BCCI, she submitted.

Senior Advocate P S Raman, appearing for the BCCI, however opposed the allegations and submitted that the Clause did not provide for any disqualification.

He contended that the petition had been filed at the last moment due to 'personal rivalry'.