Yet another twist in the BCCI vs ZEE cricket case


The twists and turns in the whole BCCI and ZEE cricket case continues. After over a year in talks and ongoing court ramblings, there’s yet another development.

On a day when the Indian cricket board was expected to reveal in the Delhi High Court whether it found ZEE Telefilms? bid technically conforming to eligibility criteria, the case on Wednesday got transferred to another division bench on the request of the chief justice of the HC.

The case filed by ZEE Telefilms, alleging discrimination by the Indian cricket board, will now be taken up afresh tomorrow just few days ahead of the beginning of Sri Lanka and South Africa?s India visit involving a series of cricket matches.

With the case highly unlikely to be resolved before the arrival of the Lankans and South Africans, pubcaster Prasar Bharati, managers of Doordarshan and All India Radio, might benefit, albeit by default.

Though Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?s mind is not yet known officially as it has to convey its stand to the court, media reports few days back had hinted that ZEE Telefilms? chances of winning the bids under normal circumstances are slim.

As well as that, the Marketing Committee of the Cricket Board will be meeting in Kolkata tomorrow to discuss the contentious issue of the telecast rights..

The meeting is crucial in the sense that less than a week is left for the start of the seven-match one-day series between Indian and Sri Lanka on 25th October.

The High Court had earlier allowed BCCI to open the technical bids for telecast rights and convey it to the court without taking any decision on the eligibility of bidders.

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