India Vs West Indies: Bombay High Court Dismisses MCA Petition Opposing Shifting of ODI Match to Brabourne Stadium



India Vs West Indies: Bombay High Court Dismisses MCA Petition Opposing Shifting of ODI Match to Brabourne Stadium

The Bombay High Court division bench headed by Justice B R Gavai on Wednesday dismissed a Petition filed by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) against the decision of BCCI to shift the One-Day International match, which is scheduled to be held on October 29 at the Brabourne Stadium owned by the Cricket Club of India, in Mumbai.

The bench while dismissing the Petition elucidated that it does not want to intervene in the matter as several other cases related to the administration of the MCA are pending before the Supreme Court.

However, it reiterated that the MCA still has liberty to approach the Supreme Court against the BCCI’s decision.

The ruling of the bench came during the hearing of petitions filed by the Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA) and two of its members, Sanjay Naik and Ravi Savant, who approached Court challenging the BCCI’s decision to shift the scheduled match of the India-West Indies from Wankhede Stadium to Brabourne Stadium.

The petitioners claimed that the decision of the BCCI was "illegal" as well as "arbitrary" and was passed without giving any prior notice to the MCA.

Last week, the bench declined to pass any interim stay on the sale of tickets for the One Day International (ODI) match.

It would be pertinent to note that the BCCI's decision to shift the match from Wankhede Stadium was due to the reason that Mumbai cricket body could not submit a hosting agreement, which was one of the condition for holding the match at the stadium.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Mumbai Cricket Association(MCA)

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