Cricketer Hiken Shah moves HC against suspension by BCCI

Mumbai: Mumbai cricketer Hiken Shah has approached the Bombay High Court against his suspension by BCCI for allegedly flouting its anti-corruption code.

The cricket body suspended Shah, a batsman who was a part of Mumbai Ranji squad, on July 13 after he was found guilty of making “corrupt approach” to a team-mate who was also a member of Rajasthan Royals IPL franchise.

According to BCCI’s version, the franchise informed the cricket body about the incident and BCCI president Jaganmohan Dalmiya asked its anti-corruption unit to conduct an inquiry.

The inquiry commissioner found Shah guilty of “breaching” its anti-corruptiion code, it said.

Shah has moved the HC through his lawyer, advocate Som Sinha. The petition claims that he was not given a hearing before the order was passed and it should be set aside.

The division bench of Justices V M Kanade and B P Colabawalla has directed BCCI to file its reply. The next hearing would be on August 12.

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