The Supreme Court today sought a reply from BCCI on a plea for filing additional documents by its former president A C Muthiah who has challenged the Madras High Court's order upholding the validity of the amendment by the cricket body in its regulations to exclude IPL and T-20 tournaments from its purview.
The notice was also issued to India Cements Managing Director N Srinivasan, who owns the Chennai Super Kings T-20 squad, on Muthiah's plea for filing documents which were not part of the proceedings in the High Court.
A Bench comprising Justices J M Panchal and Gyan Sudha Mishra sought the response from the BCCI and Srinivasan that "why the documents should not be admitted" and posted the matter for hearing on August 26 as the pleadings were not complete.
Attorney General G E Vahanvati, appearing for BCCI, opposed Muthiah's plea seeking filing of additional documents to support his petition.
Muthiah, the former BCCI President, has challenged the decision of a division bench of the High Court which had on March 24 declined to interfere with the amendment saying it found "absolutely no merit to interfere" with a single judge's order turning down his plea to set aside the amendment.
Earlier, Muthiah had approached the High Court alleging the amendment was done to favour BCCI secretary Srinivasan and contended that the decision to exclude IPL and T-20 tournaments from the purview of the Board's regulation was "illegal and opposed to public policy."