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Dalmiya moves court against BCCI

Ex BCCI president filed a suit against Board's summons asking him to appear before a panel.
None | By Press Trust of India, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2006 12:18 PM IST

Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday filed a suit before a city court challenging the legality of the Cricket Board's summons asking him to appear before its disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

Dalmiya is also likely to seek an interim stay order on the notice on Wednesday morning before the City Civil Court where the suit has been filed, sources close to the CAB president said.

In the suit, Dalmiya prayed the court to issue an order to the BCCI not to give effect to his suspension from attending BCCI meetings as CAB president. He also appealed that the notice dated July 17, vide which he was asked to appear before the disciplinary committee on Wednesday at 1.00 pm, not be given effect to.

BCCI had issued summons to Dalmiya following his alleged failure to reply to a show cause notice.

The disciplinary committee is headed by Board President Sharad Pawar and includes Shashank Manohar and Chirayu Amin.

The BCCI had issued the notice to Dalmiya asking him to furnish details of transfer of Rs 40 crore from an Indian Overseas Bank account in Bhawanipur to Cricket Association of Bengal, of which he was the president, between 1996 to 2005.

After Dalmiya failed to reply to the notice, the BCCI debited the amount to CAB and also decided to withhold all subsidies to it.

Earlier, the Board had alleged misappropriation of the 1996 World Cup funds by Dalmiya and filed an FIR at a Mumbai police station a few months ago.

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