Justice Mudgal may move HC agnst removal of selectors by DDCA

Justice Mudgal may move HC agnst removal of selectors by DDCA
Justice Mudgal may move HC agnst removal of selectors by DDCA

Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed observer to oversee the functioning of DDCA, is likely to move Delhi High Court this week against the cricketing body’s decision to sack those selectors appointed by a panel set up by him.

Justice Mudgal told PTI he intended to bring to the high court’s attention the steps taken by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

“To me it appears that my directions and decisions have been overruled. I intend to bring this to the court’s attention. I had already asked the court to relieve me of this duty. I will again request the court to relieve me,” he said.

He also said that DDCA’s actions amounted to violation of court orders as he was appointed by the high court to oversee the functioning of the cricketing body.

DDCA’s Sports Committee had yesterday decided to sack former India players Atul Wassan and Nikhil Chopra from the state’s senior selection panel while removing Maninder Singh from the junior selection panel.

Chopra and Wassan were appointed by a panel selected by Justice Mudgal.

The sports committee has included national selector Sarandeep Singh in the panel citing the general convention that national selectors are always made chairman of state selection committee as it has been the case with the likes of Madan Lal, Kirti Azad and Chetan Chauhan to name a few.

The committee has named former leg spinner Rakesh Shukla also in the panel. In place of Maninder, the committee has named former wicketkeeper-batsman Vinay Kumar in the panel.

Justice Mudgal had earlier told the high court that some directors of DDCA were wilfully trying to “scuttle” the ongoing domestic season and had sought urgent orders to the cricketing body to implement the directions he has issued since August 22.

The retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court had alleged that some members had used “inappropriate and intemperate language” against him in their emails to him.

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