HC vacates stay on Hyderabad Cricket Association League

Granting relief to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the Telangana High Court on Friday vacated an interim stay and granted its permission to conduct the current format of the League matches as scheduled.

Justice Challa Kodandaram was dealing with a petition filed by HCA secretary R. Vijayanand, who pleaded with the court to vacate the stay granted two days ago.

The judge had issued the stay for immediate stopping of the League matches on the ground that the HCA had violated court directions vis-a-vis permitting the Union Bank of India team (former Andhra Bank team) to play in the League matches by accommodating it in any of the groups constituted by the HCA.

On Friday, the HCA told the court it would accommodate the UBI cricket team in Group ‘D’ of the League. It also noted the UBI team was earlier in Group ‘A’.

But, as it changed name to Team Kun Cricket Club, it could not be accommodated in the same group.

Dr K. Lakshmi Narasimha, counsel for Union Bank, brought to the notice of the court that there was no Group ‘D’ and no request was ever made to the HCA by the then UBI team to change its name to Team Kun Cricket Club.

Later, HCA agreed to include the UBI team in Group ‘A’. With that, the judge vacated the stay.


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