IPL GC meet hinges on HC order

The Indian Premier League Governing Council that is slated to meet late tomorrow evening here will deliberate on the next course of action based on the Madras High Court’s hearing on Chennai Super Kings’ petition due on the same day.

“Everything now hinges on the High Court hearing. We’ll deliberate on the way forward after the order and the Board’s legal cell will work accordingly,” a GC member said.

Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, who have been slapped a two-year ban along with Rajasthan Royals because of their team owners involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing, had moved the Madras HC challenging the suspension.

The first bench of the High Court had found the petition maintainable and issued notice to the BCCI as it will be up for hearing tomorrow.

The BCCI’s last working committee meeting before the AGM due in September will be held on Friday and the IPL GC matter will be 12th in the list of agenda which will deal with various cricketing matters, including deliberating on the affiliation issues to Bihar and Uttarakhand.

“There will be various cricketing matters on the agenda including NCA, umpires, women’s, finance, legal, marketing and affiliation committees,” a CAB official said.

The annual report and accounts will also be submitted besides deciding on the date and venue of the upcoming AGM, he added.