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-corruption 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.