HC suspends DDCA’s decision to remove Justice Mudgal appointed selectors

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday suspended the order of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) of removing three selectors appointed by a panel set up by Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed by the Supreme Court last year to look into the issue of alleged irregularities in the functioning of the cricket body.

A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Deepa Sharma slammed the DDCA for removing three selectors who were chosen on the instructions of Supreme Court-appointed observer Justice Mudgal, a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Moving the court against the decision of the DDCA, Justice Mudgal said the action of the DDCA amounts to violation of court orders as he was appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee its functioning.

The DDCA’s sports committee recently removed former India players Atul Wassan and Nikhil Chopra from the state’s senior selection panel. It also removed Maninder Singh from the junior selection panel.