Mumbai: The litigation hearing between the BCCI and the now defunct Deccan Chargers will now take place on Monday, September 24, with the Deccan counsel having requested for more time to go through the affidavit to prepare for the hearing.
The Bombay High Court has also asked the BCCI to not issue new tenders for the franchise till September 24.
The BCCI terminated the Deccan's contract on Friday, ending the suspense on the fate of the beleaguered franchise. The decision was taken at an emergency Governing Council meeting of the IPL in Chennai.
The Deccan counsel has requested for more time to go through the affidavit to prepare for the hearing.
"BCCI was compelled to hold an emergency meeting of the IPL Governing Council late Friday evening to discuss certain developments due to the Deccan Chargers' defaults," Board secretary Sanjay Jagdale had said in a press release.
The BCCI on Saturday denied media reports that Deccan have got a stay order against their termination from the IPL. "It has been reported in some sections of the media that the Mumbai High Court has stayed the termination of the Deccan Chargers Franchise, announced by the BCCI on Thursday evening," the Board said in a statement.
"The BCCI would like to clarify that the counsels of both sides were present in Court at 10:30 am on Saturday, 15 September 2012. The Court heard both parties, and did not pass any order staying the termination. The matter has been placed for hearing on Monday, 17 September 2012," it added.
"The information that the termination of the franchise has been stayed is incorrect."