In a minor relief to the beleaguered Deccan Chargers, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the BCCI to maintain status quo regarding the termination of the IPL franchise, owned by Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd.
Deccan Chronicles had approached the High Court on Saturday challenging the decision taken by BCCI in Chennai on Friday at its emergency IPL Governing Council meeting to terminate the contract of the cash-strapped Deccan Chargers.
According to Deccan Chronicles petition, the decision of BCCI was illegal and bad in law. It further sought for interim relief from the High Court to stay the termination on the grounds that BCCI was already planning to invite tenders for the team from Hyderabad.
BCCI, however, informed the High Court that it was not inviting tenders for Deccan Chargers team.
“The BCCI intends to invite tenders for new teams for cities like Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore. No new tenders are going to be called for Deccan Chargers now,” the affidavit stated.
Justice S.J. Kathawalla posted the matter for further hearing on September 24 and directed for status quo to be maintained and no further action to be initiated against Deccan Chargers team.