High Court appoints ad hoc committee to organise Chennai football league

While the compromise between the Tamil Nadu Football Association and the Chennai Football Association is limited to just the conduct of the league and matches, the high court has also allowed them to go in for mediation to resolve other pending issues.

Representative Image: Action from a CFA Senior Division League match between Income Tax player and Hindustan Eagles at ICF Grounds in Chennai.   -  B. Jothi Ramalingam

The Madras High Court has appointed an ad hoc committee to organise the Chennai football league, following a compromise between the Tamil Nadu Football Association (TFA) and the Chennai Football Association (CFA).

The two bodies agreed on a six-member panel, and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, who is hearing applications related to a dispute between the TFA and CFA, added the name of K. Elango, advocate, to make it a seven-member committee. Mr. Elango will conduct meetings of the committee.

The other members on the committee are K. Madurai, Anandaraj, V Valavan Singaiah, T. Ramesh Babu, T.P. Thangaraj and Varun Manian.

In their memorandum of compromise, the parties said the agreement is limited to the conduct of the league and matches. The arrangement will continue till the disposal of the main application seeking an interim injunction restraining 20 office-bearers and executive committee members of the CFA from functioning. 

The court also allowed the parties to go in for mediation to resolve other pending issues between them. The mediation will take place in the court’s mediation centre on August 13. The matter has been posted for hearing on August 29, when the outcome of the mediation should be intimated to the court.