T20 Mumbai League in legal trouble just days before inception
There have been two different petitions that have been filed at the High Court
Published - Mar 8, 2018 5:24 pm | Updated - Mar 8, 2018 5:25 pm
The inaugural T20 Mumbai League competition is expected to commence on the 11th of March in the city. Star cricketers from the cricketing hub of the country like Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer are expected to feature in the tournament. However, the latest reports suggest that the league has been rocked by two petitions in the court against it. There have been two different petitions that have been filed in the Bombay High Court. Just days before the league begins, it has run into legal matters.
Major conflict of interests in the upcoming T20 Mumbai League
Jayesh Mirani who is a social activist and the president of the All Maharashtra Human Rights Welfare Association has been at the forehead of all the proceedings. He filed a PIL against the Mumbai Cricket Association, that is organizing the T20 League.
Earlier, he had even written a letter to the MCA to report the same. Allegedly, a committee member has stakes in Shree Naman Group, which was the highest bidder for a franchise in the league. Rakesh Nagar also stated that the functioning of the association appears suspicious to him.
“MCA’s functioning for the league is suspicious. The committee members are having a direct interest in the company/organisation whose tender has been accepted.” Rakesh was quoted as saying by Inside Sport.
Nadim Memon who is a member of MCA filed a petition on Tuesday. This was in order to urge the Bombay High Court to stay the T20 tournament which is scheduled to start on Sunday. He asserted that the managing committee of the MCA didn’t have the compulsory quorum of eligible members to conduct any business transactions.
The two-year term of its executive body had expired last year which made them ineligible to conduct any business. The petition also appealed to the Court to appoint an administrator to implement the Lodha reforms on the same.