BCCI violating human rights by auctioning players in public, says PIL

The most recent player auctions were held in February in Chennai © Getty Images

Mumbai: Apr 3, 2013

The Bombay High Court received a public interest litigation to stop the public auction of players for the Indian Premier league matches, saying it violates their constitutional and human rights.

According to the Times of India, the Aam Aadmi Lok Manch filed the PIL and said that the public auctions done by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in all six season so far is an infringement of human rights under United Nations charter on human rights.

The petition also spoke about the recently held auctions in Chennai and stated, “The players were sold virtually, i.e., in their absence.” The petition also urged the court to terminate the licenses issued to the teams for carrying out auctions and also direct the board to not conduct any such public auctions of human beings in future.

The hearing of the petition has been posted on April 25, 2013.