India vs Bangladesh: BCCI appoints Ratnakar Shetty observer for Test on Hyderabad HC's directive

PTI, Feb, 07 2017

Hyderabad: On the directive of the Hyderabad High Court, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday appointed Ratnakar Shetty as observer for the one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh, scheduled to be held in the city from Thursday.

Shetty, BCCI's general manager (game development), has been entrusted with the task to supervise and monitor arrangements being made by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) for the match, according to the Board.

File photo of Ratnakar Shetty. AFP

File photo of Ratnakar Shetty. AFP

"In compliance with the Order dated 6/2/2017 passed in WP(PIL)MP No 30 of 2017 in WP(PIL) No 16 of 2017 by the Hon'ble Hyderabad Court and further on approval received by the Committee of Administrators of the BCCI, BCCI has appointed Prof Ratnakar Shetty, General Manager -Administration and Game Development to be the observer, to supervise and monitor arrangements being made by the Hyderabad Cricket Association for the Test match," the board said in a statement.

Additionally, the BCCI appointed "Mr. Santosh Rangnekar, Chief Financial Officer, BCCI as the Financial Advisor to ensure proper maintenance of records in relation to income and expenditure for the said Test match".

The existing executive body of the HCA, that was elected on 14 September, 2014 for a two-year period and still claiming to be its executive body even after the expiry of two years by virtue of an alleged amendment to the HCA bye-laws, can conduct the current match but will have to deposit all the income received from the match in the HCA bank account and spend this money only with the prior written permission of the BCCI observer for the Test match, the High Court said.

Published Date: Feb 07, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 07, 2017



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