Rajasthan Royals move court against BCCI

October 26, 2010

Rajasthan Royals, sacked IPL franchise confirmed that they have filed a legal petition against India’s national cricket governing body, BCCI’s decision to terminate their franchise agreement.

“We have tried to meet with the BCCI to understand the basis for the termination, which was recieved without notice. We do not understand what we have done wrong, and it is therefore our duty to the fans of the IPL, our employees, our players and our partners to pursue the matter. The matter is expected to be listed this Wednesday. We would not like to state anything further since the matter is sub judice,” the spokesperson said.

Rajasthan Royals, winners of the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), were expelled from the Twenty20 tournament last Sunday for alleged violations of rules, with seven years of their 10-year contract still to run.

The BCCI had said that Rajasthan violated the franchise agreement and there were irregularities in their ownership pattern.

But the club promoters deny this allegation. The BCCI had also terminated the contract of Kings XI Punjab for a similar reason.