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July 16, 2012
Tim Wright, former chief executive of the Deccan Chargers, is suing the franchise for breach of contract, according to a report in the Guardian. The case, a £10 million dispute, will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday.
Wright, who was formerly with IMG and involved with the IPL, has reportedly claimed his dismissal by the franchise in January 2009 amounts to a breach of contract. He joined the Chargers management after the first season of the IPL but, as per the report, was asked to move back to London to work and then told it would be better if the two parties went their separate ways. According to Wright, he was entitled to the £10 million payment as the contract ended and the decision to sue his former franchise was taken as a means of receiving his due.
The report, however, quoted the franchise as saying Wright was "avoiding India for fear of being questioned by immigration officials/local police". Wright is known to have rejected the allegation as "without any foundation whatsoever". Wright won the right for his case to be heard in the UK, though the Chargers tried to convince the courts that India had jurisdiction.
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