According to the petitioner, BCCI is the sole authority for organising cricket events in India.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Thursday granted two weeks time to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to file a reply on the petition filed by The Telengana Cricket Association (TCA) seeking direction for BCCI to decide its application to become its associate member for creating a new state level cricket association after creation of Telengana State.
TCA counsel Karan Bhosale on Thursday argued before the court that the petitioner has sent an application to the secretary of BCCI for the recognition and affiliation of the TCA.
The petitioner has also provided its auditor’s report and income and expenditure account for the year 2016. However, the petitioner’s application is still pending and there has been no resolution yet.
According to advocate Bhosale, the TCA came into existence after State of Telengana was formed in the north western part of Andhra Pradesh and this association is paying more attention towards the young cricketers coming from rural areas.
According to the petitioner, BCCI is the sole authority for organising cricket events in India. BCCI also controls the expenditure of the board and plays a major role in processing all types of allowances and subsidies to the association affiliated with it.
BCCI’s lawyer requested the court to grant them some time to take instructions and file a reply following which the division bench of granted them two more weeks.