The forthcoming T20 Mumbai League has run into a legal hurdle. Two writ petitions have been filed in the Bombay High Court, challenging the validity of the league on different grounds.
The All Maharashtra Human Rights Welfare Association president and activist Jayesh Mirani on Monday has filed a Public Interest Litigation, following a complaint from one Rakesh Nagar against the Mumbai Cricket Association, the host body for the TML.
Mirani reportedly had also written a letter to the MCA, stating that one of the committee members had a stake in the Shree Naman Group, the highest bidder for a TML franchisee who had later opted out before the player auction.
Nagar had alleged that MCA’s functioning for the league is suspicious. The committee members are having a direct interest in the company/organisation whose tender has been accepted.
On Tuesday, an MCA member Nadim Memon had filed a writ petition, urging the Bombay High Court to stay the proposed T20 league. He had pleaded that the MCA Managing Committee did not have the mandatory quorum of eligible members to transact any business as the two-year term of its executive body had expired last year. The petition also urged the court to appoint an administrator to implement the Lodha panel’s reforms.