High Court stops ICL from filing suit against BCCI in U.K.

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 08, 2009 08:40 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday barred unsanctioned Indian Cricket League from filing a suit against the Indian Cricket Board in the United Kingdom courts.

Essel Sports, who launched ICL, had sent a legal notice last month threatening to file a suit in the High Court of England & Wales in London seeking various reliefs and damages against the BCCI, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council for not recognising it.

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"In a suit filed by the BCCI before the Delhi High Court for an anti-suit injunction against Essel Sports Pvt. Ltd. (Indian Cricket League), the Delhi High Court today passed an order restraining Essel Sports (ICL) from filing a suit in the Courts of the U.K. against the BCCI," a release from the BCCI said.

Essel Sports had said in the notice that if they did not receive a full and satisfactory substantive response from the BCCI by December 7, 2009, they would file proceedings in the English Court.

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