Bombay High Court Rules on Deccan Chargers

By Community | October 19, 2012

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers will remain terminated from the IPL after the Bombay High Court set aside a status quo order passed by an arbitrator on cessation of its membership in the league.

Justice Dhanuka quashed the status quo order passed by the arbitrator appointed by the High Court to resolve the dispute between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd (DCHL).

On another petition filed by DCHL against termination of the contract of its IPL franchise, the court refused to grant any interim relief.

The court orders on the two petitions suggest that the termination of Deccan Chargers’ IPL membership will stand.

Dhanuka said the “arbitrator had no jurisdiction to grant status quo.” He said the arbitrator is not superior to the High Court and so “cannot pass an order which overrides the high court’s direction.”{jcomments on}