The Deccan Chargers Receive A Court Reprieve After Being Terminated On Friday
In a "minor relief" to the Indian Premier League club Deccan Chargers, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Board of Cricket Control in India "to maintain status quo regarding the termination of the IPL franchise," according to the PTI. Owner Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd. had approached the High Court on Saturday "challenging the decision taken by BCCI" in Chennai, India on Friday at its emergency IPL Governing Council meeting to terminate the contract of the cash-strapped Chargers. Justice S.J. Kathawalla posted the matter for further hearing on Sept. 24 and "directed for status quo to be maintained and no further action to be initiated" against the team (PTI, 9/17).