New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court ruling which has struck down the two-member inquiry committee, comprising retired judges to look into the IPL-VI mess, as “illegal”.
However, BCCI counsel Radha Rangaswami refused to share details of the Special Leave petition (SLP) filed against the July 30 judgement of the High Court on the ground that she was “under strict instructions” not to share the details with the media.
It was, however, learnt the SLP has contended that the High Court had taken an erroneous view that the BCCI did not follow the rules in constituting the committee. The BCCI has now claimed that its Act permitted them to continue the probe even with two members if the other member had resigned or declined to participate.
The decision to appeal against the High Court ruling was taken at a meeting of the IPL governing council in New Delhi on Friday. On July 30, a division bench of the Bombay High Court termed the BCCI-appointed panel of two retired judges — R Balasubramanian and T. Jayaram Chouta — as “illegal”.
The Bombay High Court’s ruling was in response to the Cricket Association of Bihar’s Public Interest Litigation that the two-member panel set up to investigate allegations of corruption in the IPL was constituted illegally.