The Madras high court on Wednesday issued notice on a PIL seeking a direction to the government to take over the management and administration of the T20 Domestic Cricket League and Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) as it had "failed" to promote the game.
The notice was issued by Madurai bench of justices MM Sundresh and R Mala to the secretary, department of culture and youth affairs, T20 Domestic League chairman, BCCI president, among others. It is returnable by June six.
In his petition, city-based lawyer V Santhakumaresan alleged that conduct of certain activities and receipt of income were totally commercial and there was no element of charity in the conduct of BCCI.
The surplus generated by BCCI was shared with players instead of being used for promoting the game, he claimed.
Santhakumaresan also sought a direction CBI to conduct investigation into the entire affairs relating to sources of income, financial status, betting and match-fixing.
He said BCCI should desist from using the name "Indian cricket team" for its team till disposal of the petition while pleading for a stay on the T20 domestic cricket league matches to be held from today till May 26.