writ petition filed yesterday is likely to be mentioned
on Thursday. Since the BCCI has filed a caveat, it will
also be heard along with Zee Telefilms'' petition.
petitioner contended that it had bagged the telecast rights
of the matches for $308 million and it had already paid
the BCCI $20 million. It said the contract for the telecast
rights stood implemented with the payment of $20 million
by it to the BCCI and it was fully equipped to cover the
India-Australia cricket series starting from October 6.
alleged that there was prior collusion between the BCCI
and ESPN-Star Sports, which led to the board''s sudden
turnaround to cancel the contract on September 21.
said a concluded contract could not be terminated by the
BCCI, which could only reject a tender bid before finalisation
of the contract.
union of India, the BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya,
secretary of BCCI, ESPN-Star Sports and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Pvt Ltd has been cited as respondents.