The Sourav Ganguly led Cricket Association of Bengal has moved the Supreme Court against the Committee of Administrators, alleging that it had gone beyond its scope and authority, reported PTI.
The petition from the CAB states that COA’s actions are in violation of the fundamental rights under the Articles 19 (1)(c) and (19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India and contrary to the decision of the Supreme court on July 18, 2016.
The decision to move court was taken by the state body in a working committee meeting which was chaired by Ganguly, who is president of the state association.
The Supreme Court-ordered committee had asked the state associations to file their compliance reports by March 1. The CAB instead has decided to challenge the committee’s authority.
The COA has also been informed that the CAB has not received any grant of Rs 16.75 crore from the BCCI and does not form part of 13 State Associations mentioned in the order of the honourable Apex Curt in October, 2016.
“The COA by holding that as per the ‘disqualifications’ provided by the honourable apex court no one could be a member, representatives, advisors, patron, or even member of any Committee of the Associations, they have acted in breach of the fundamental rights enshrined under Article 19 (1) (c) and (19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India as well as the specific observations to that extent made by the honourable Supreme Court in its order on July 18, 2016,” the CAB legal Advisor Ushanath Banerjee said.
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