Friday, September 11, 2009

Court refuses to restrain Indian cricket team from touring SL

The Madras High Court Bench on Wednesday declined to pass interim orders restraining the Centre and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from sending the Indian Cricket team to play the ongoing tri-series in Sri Lanka.
A Division Bench, comprising Justice P. Murgesen and Justice C.S. Karnan, dismissed a miscellaneous (sub) petition by a lawyer in India on the ground that the BCCI had no statutory obligation towards the petitioner.

The judges pointed out that the Supreme Court had, in 2006, held that courts should not interfere in matters related to government’s foreign policy. Earlier, BCCI counsel argued that preventing the team from going to Sri Lanka might affect the relationship between the countries, the Indian media reported.

The first match between India and Sri Lanka is set to begin on Friday, September 11 in R. Premadasa stadium.
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