The Calcutta High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging Saurav Ganguly’s removal as President of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI). The Court further imposed costs of Rs. 25,000 on the Petitioner for “groundless public interest litigation”.
Saurav Ganguly was removed from the post of BCCI Chief despite the Supreme Court’s order to amend the BCCI Constitution, which allowed him to continue in the post for another three years. However, Saurav Ganguly submitted to the Court that he had no objection to Roger Binny succeeding him as BCCI president.
The Court confirmed that the appointment of Roger Binny was made after conducting fair elections and that Saurav Ganguly had not filed for nomination for reappointment to the post. Since Saurav did not have any grievances with the appointment, the PIL was dismissed with costs.