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October 18, 2012
News : At least three bids expected for new IPL franchise
News : Supreme Court dismisses appeal, Chargers out of IPL
News : BCCI invites bids for new IPL team
News : Deccan Chargers' termination to stand
News : Deccan Chargers terminated from IPL
News : Deccan Chargers ask for more time to raise bank guarantee
News : Deccan Chargers move court over termination
News : BCCI terminates Deccan Chargers franchise
Deccan Chargers will remain terminated after the Bombay High Court on Thursday overruled the arbitrator's decision to impose a status quo on their expulsion from the IPL. The BCCI had terminated the franchise after it had failed to meet the deadline stipulated to raise the Rs 100-crore bank guarantee ($19 million). The Chargers immediately approached CK Thakkar, the court-appointed arbitrator, who put a stay on the termination order passed by the High Court. However, it was quashed on Thursday by Justice RD Dhanuka.
"The arbitrator had no jurisdiction to grant a status quo," Justice Dhanuka said. "On the same day (October 12), the high court had denied extension of time to DCHL to furnish Rs 100 crore bank guarantee as directed by the court on October 1."
In another petition filed by DCHL, the court refused an interim stay on the termination of the franchise.
"DCHL has still not furnished a bank guarantee. Hence there is no change in the circumstances to grant relief to DCHL. No case is made out for interim relief for granting stay on termination. The application seeking stay is a gross abuse of law," Justice Dhanuka said.
The only avenue left open to the Chargers now is to file an appeal in the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court's order. The franchise stands terminated, unless the arbitrator finds the grounds of termination were not valid and can prove that.
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