Ex-CEC agrees to observe BCCI polls

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

The BCCI members on Wednesday unanimously proposed the name of former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy to oversee the election process.

Ex-CEC agrees to observe BCCI polls
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New Delhi:

The BCCI members on Wednesday unanimously proposed the name of former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy to oversee the election process. The decision came after the petitioners, Rajasthan Cricket Association, the Netaji Cricket Club and Bihar Cricket Association refused to agree with the BCCI lawyers on the choice of former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Vishwanath and Bishan Singh Bedi. Now the BCCI has to inform the court today that Krishnamurthy has consented to do the job. "The Supreme Court has said that no more petitions should be filed anywhere in the country," said Lalit Modi, President, Rajasthan Cricket Association. The SC certainly provided some clear direction on the issue of the BCCI elections. In fact, the court has itself suggested that former judges should not be considered. Telecast issue Meanwhile, only a few kilometers away, another battle involving the Indian cricket board was being fought in the Delhi High Court. Zee Telefilms' petition regarding their eligibility to bid for the cricket telecast rights came up for hearing only to be adjourned till Thursday. Chief Justice Markandeya Katju voluntarily decided not to hear the matter since he was the same judge who had given a judgement in favour of BCCI earlier this year in the Madras High Court. The petition will now be heard by Justice MK Sharma and Sanjeev Khanna, a development Zee officials will not mind at all.

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