Royals go to court over termination of IPL contract

Rajasthan Royals on Monday confirmed they have filed a legal petition against the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to terminate their franchise agreement.

cricket Updated: Oct 25, 2010 23:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Rajasthan Royals on Monday moved the Bombay High Court against the BCCI's decision to expel them from the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The promoters of the team, Jaipur IPL Cricket Ltd, filed an arbitration petition before the high court. The petition was mentioned before a single judge bench of Justice S J Vazifdar, which has posted for hearing on Wednesday.

The BCCI terminated the franchise contract with Rajasthan Royals on Oct 10 citing the franchise that won the inaugural edition of IPL, had purportedly changed its shareholding pattern without obtaining the consent of the board or IPL governing council.

Rajasthan Royals took the legal route after BCCI president Shashank Manohar turned down their request for a meeting with RR promoters and major shareholders for sorting out an apparent 'misunderstanding'.

Manohar reportedly told them that there was no question on reversing the board's decision to bar the team from IPL. The promoters of Rajasthan Royals claimed to be in the dark about the reasons behind the sudden termination of their Franchise Agreement.

First Published: Oct 25, 2010 16:11 IST