HC can consider petitions regarding irregularities in Kerala Cricket Association: Supreme Court


B. Balagopal / Mathrubhumi News

The apex court amended its verdict issued on March 14, 2019, which refrained High Courts from considering petitions against state cricket associations.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has adjudged that the Kerala High Court can consider various petitions filed against the irregularities in the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA).

The apex court amended its verdict issued on March 14, 2019, which refrained High Courts from considering petitions against state cricket associations.

The bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao pronounced the verdict after considering petitions against various state cricket associations. Apex Cricket Club, Pramod K, former office bearer of Thrissur Cricket Association and former Ranji Trophy player Santhosh Karunakaran had approached the apex court against KCA.

The petitioner’s advocate said that his clients approached the HC over matters including KCA changing Ombudsman in violation of norms. But the court was not ready to consider their petitions. They alleged that the HC refused to consider their petitions due to the refraining order from SC.

However, the Supreme Court clarified that it had refrained the HCs from considering petitions related to BCCI as discussions led by the amicus curiae to solve the issues was progressing. The apex court also pointed out that the refraining order was no longer valid.

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