Former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi has dragged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the Bombay high court for allegedly breaching termination clause of their agreement while appointing him as a consultant for the Indian Premiere League (IPL) governing council's meetings.
Pataudi has also claimed fees of Rs1.16 crore from the BCCI.
Pataudi filed an application seeking that an arbitrator be appointed as the BCCI had failed to abide by the clause of the agreement.
The agreement came in to effect from October 1, 2007, for five years. The BCCI had agreed to pay Pataudi Rs1 crore annually, net of taxes. If either of the parties wanted to terminate the contract, they would have to invoke arbitration clause of the agreement.
According to Pataudi's application, he received Rs50 lakh on August 11, 2008, for the period October 2007 to September 2008. During email correspondence, the BCCI assured him that it would pay the taxes. However, "the respondent was and is not ready to fulfill his contractual obligation," it said.
Pataudi sent a notice to the BCCI on December 24, 2008, asking the board to pay Rs1 crore net and bear all the taxes. He attached a bill of Rs1.16 crore along with the notice for rendering his services and tax borne by him.
The BCCI, on October 1, 2010, sent a letter to him to serve on governing council of IPL as per the amended terms passed in the general body meeting. The net effect of this was that their earlier agreement stood terminated.
The amended resolution also denied remuneration to member of the governing council who was also serving on governing council of the IPL.
The application will come up for hearing next week.