Rajasthan Royals moves HC against BCCI

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Rajasthan Royals filed on Monday an appeal in the Bombay High Court against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for suspending it from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rajasthan Royals franchise agreement was finished by BCCI on October 10 after the Board alleged irregularities in the franchise. A declaration issued by Rajasthan Royals executives said: "We have tried to meet with the BCCI to realize the basis for the termination, which was received without notice.

We do not understand what we have done wrong. It is, therefore, our duty to IPL fans, 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 it is sub judice," the statement said. When contacted, BCCI's Chief Administration Officer Ratnakar Shetty refused to comment on the issue. Rajasthan Royals, along with Kings XI Punjab, was barred from the IPL for alleged violations of rules.

After the Board had decided to terminate the contract of Rajasthan Royals, BCCI President Shashank Manohar said: "They had a different bidder during auctions. The agreement was entered in the name of a different company. The shareholding patterns were different and, then, the shares were transferred to different people without the permission of the governing council." The Rajasthan Royals franchise is owned by Emerging Media group and is chaired by Manoj Badale.


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