MCA counsel briefs members on eve of Shetty hearing

Jul 05, 2013, 07:06 IST | A Correspondent

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has swung into action to brace up for their legal battle with former vice-president Prof Ratnakar Shetty.

MCA’s legal counsel PK Pandit briefed the members during an urgent managing committee meeting yesterday.

The first hearing will take place today at a City Civil court where Shetty would look to get a stay on his five-year ban from the association. Shetty has also slammed Rs 50 lakh defamation charges on the MCA and also sent legal notices to all 17 managing committee members. Pandit will represent the MCA and its committee members also.

Shetty was banned from the MCA for his alleged black-marketing allegation against MCA office-bearers for the India-Pakistan T20 tie in Ahmedabad in last December.

Shetty has vehemently denied making such allegation. Meanwhile, the managing committee decided to set a one-month deadline for the inquiry committee, headed by senior advocate Avinash Rana, to submit their report on the 405 tickets of the 2011 World Cup final going unsold.

The three-member probe committee, which will meet today at the MCA, has called upon the association Chief Executive Officer CS Naik, Pradeep Jhaveri and Surendra Shavale, who were assigned to distribute tickets in the World Cup. It is learnt that the probe report would be completed in a couple of weeks.

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