The case of the 20 “ousted” members of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), who are demanding reinstatement, will now be heard on Friday, but by another judge.
Justice SK Seth, who had been hearing the case till now, declined to rule on the case in view of a writ appeal filed by one of the 20 ousted members, Harvinder Singh Sodhi, on June 9, 2012 before the Jabalpur bench. “It has been said in the writ appeal that due to political pressure, no stay or relief has been granted to the petitioners,” AK Sethi, a senior advocate connected to the case, said.
The case will now be heard by Justice Prakash Shrivastava in Indore on Friday. An order to this effect was passed by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Sushil Harkoli in Jabalpur on Thursday evening.
The writ petition was filed by all the MPCA officials whose memberships were terminated by the assistant registrar (firms and societies) BS Solanki after an MPCA member, Dr Leeladhar Paliwal, filed complaint with the government department alleging that they had been made members in violation of rules.