MCA member petitions High Court to appoint CoA

The petition wants the High Court to pass a writ of mandamus directing the MCA to recall the proposed T20 Mumbai Cricket League.

The petition wants the High Court to pass a writ of mandamus directing the MCA to recall the proposed T20 Mumbai Cricket League.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Nadeem Memon, representative of Muslim Sports Club in the General Body of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Tuesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court asking it to appoint a Committee of Administrators, headed by a retired judge, to take charge of the MCA affairs by replacing its Managing Committee.

The petition wants the High Court to take steps to implement the recommendations of the Lodha Committee Report, accepted by the Supreme Court by its order dated July 18, 2016.

It also wants the High Court to pass (1) a writ of mandamus or any other writ order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the MCA to recall the proposed T20 Mumbai Cricket League (2) direct respondents MCA, Wizcraft International Entertainment, IIFL and Probability Sports India — all related to the league — to deposit with the registry (of the High Court) all funds received by them in connection with the tournament and (3) to appoint a committee to investigate into the affairs of MCA to identify people among the Office Bearers and Managing Committee, who are responsible for having caused loss to MCA by entering into contracts with Wizcraft International Entertainment and Probability Sports India.

The petitioner addressed the following as respondents: 1. MCA 2. Wizcraft International Entertainment, 3. IIFL, 4. Probability Sports India, 5. Charity Commissioner of the State, 6. BCCI, 7. all office bearers and managing committee members of the MCA, 8. State of Maharashtra.

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