Seeking dismissal of the suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the IPL—the order was given by Justice RM Lodha Committee—senior BJP leader Subramanium Swamy filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in Madras High Court in “public interest”.
Arguing suspension of the two teams be set aside, Swamy in his plea stated that the proceedings of the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court, the Justice Mudgal Committee and the Justice RM Lodha Committee were vitiated on account of vested litigation by Cricket Association of Bihar.
The bench comprising chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice TS Sivagnanam fixed the next hearing for September 23 along with the CSK’s petition.
The petition also alleged that former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi had funded legal proceedings by the secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar., raising concerns of authenticity of the court proceedings.
In his plea, Swamy alleges of e-mail communications between various people against Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Association of Bihar.
It added that Swamy has been made available of the email communications by parties who are privy to the same.
A former BCCI president had allowed Lalit Modi to manage his blog and and the same person was made to implead himself in the Supreme Court with financial support from Modi.