Madras HC reserves order on plea against BCCI

The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a PIL seeking direction to authorities for initiating legal action against the BCCI for representing the country at international events allegedly without the government's approval.

A bench comprising Justices S. Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad reserved the order after hearing arguments by counsels for the petitioner and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

During the arguments, the bench asked when the Central government had not raised any objections against the BCCI what was the locus standi of the petitioner, Geeta Rani of New Delhi.

"It is the Central government which has to raise objection and not any others," it said.

The counsel for the petitioner Reepak Kansal submitted that BCCI was registered as a society in Tamil Nadu under the Societies Registration Act and had always denied its status of being a state under Article 12 of the Constitution.