Guwahati HC directs BCCI to formulate guidelines for selecting IPL venues
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India‘s (BCCI) tryst with Court‘s continue with the Guwahati High Court directing the cricket board to formulate guidelines for selecting cities for holding IPL matches within three months.
According to newswire PTI, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice A K Goswami also directed the BCCI to upload the guidelines on its website.
Senior advocates Dr Ashok Saraf and Amit Goyal argued for the petitioner while the BCCI was represented by senior counsel Niloy Dutta.
The Court had on 25 October restrained the BCCI till 7 November from taking a final decision on its 14 October tender for the selection of a new franchise. The Court was acting on a PIL filed by G L Agrawall, the editor of a local newspaper.
It had taken a serious view of the BCCI`s decision of not allotting any match or to the North Eastern region. The petitioner had alleged that the BCCI was discriminating against the NE region by not including Guwahati among the 12 cities that were eligible for bidding as an IPL franchise.