Hyderabad: In a set-back to Mr. G. Vivekananda, President of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, the Hyderabad High court on Tuesday set aside the interim stay granted by a single judge on the order of the Ombudsman disqualifying him from the post of President.
A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K. Vijaya Lakshmi had allowed two separate writ appeals, one by Mohammed Azharuddin, former captain of the Indian cricket team and the other by Mr C. Babu Rao, Secretary of Sagar Cricket Club of the city, challenging the interim stay of the single judge.
The Ombudsman of the BCCI on March 8, this year disqualified Vivekananda on account of a commercial contract between M/s Visakha Industries, for which he was a Director, and the HCA. He also stood disqualified from holding the office of the President of the HCA on account of his appointment as an Advisor to the government.
While allowing the appeals, the bench referred the matter to the single judge asking him to hear the matter afresh as the appellants had raised objections....