No Bar on Cricket League Tournaments

Published: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Madras High Court has declined to restrain the Hyderabad-based Celebrity Cricket League Private Limited from conducting the CCL or similar tournaments.

Refusing any stay following petitions by Vijay TV and Asianet Communications over dues for telecast of the 2014 edition of the matches, Justice S Manikumar directed Karbonn Mobiles India Private Limited in New Delhi to deposit Rs. 67 lakh in the Indian Bank attached to the Madras High Court in an FD with maximum interest without lien, within a week before the final match scheduled to start at Hyderabad from February 13.

The judge also appointed Justice K Mohan Ram, a retired judge of Madras High Court, as the arbitrator to solve the dispute between the parties.

Vijay Television Private Limited and Asianet Communications Private Limited in Mumbai, preferred original applications to restrain the CCL from holding the tournaments. The matter pertains to the dues that were to be paid by CCL under the broadcasting and telecasting rights agreement between the two firms with the CCL with regard to 2014 CCL edition. The CCL, however, entered into an agreement with Sun TV Network for telecasting the present events.

But, the Judge rejected the plea.

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