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Hearing in Azharuddin's case on Feb 10
Syed Amin Jafri |
February 07, 2003 22:10 IST
The main suit filed by former India cricket skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, challenging the life ban imposed on him, will come up for hearing before the Hyderabad City Civil court on February 10.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was asked to produce evidence of Azhar's involvement in match-fixing before the court on Friday but the hearing could not take place as second Additional Chief Judge M Vijayalaxmi was on leave.
The next hearing will now take place on Monday.
Earlier, on February 5, Azharuddin had appeared before the court and was cross-examined by BCCI's counsel. The former captain alleged that the BCCI accorded him a raw deal and K Madhavan, who probed into the match-fixing scandal, did not give him an opportunity to clarify his stand.
The match-fixing scandal hit the headlines in April 2000. The Central Bureau of Investigation, after a six-month probe, named five cricketers, including Azhar, as being involved in throwing matches. The BCCI then banned Azhar for life.
It may be recalled that Azhar's request for arbitration was dismissed by the court last month. His lawyer K Jagdeesh said he plans to file a revision petition. The verdict was a setback to the all-rounder's hopes of the ban being lifted as was done in the case of former Indian opener Ajay Jadeja.