Mohammad Azharuddin

The Andhra Pradesh High Court had earlier overturned the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in 200 after he was was found guilty of match-fixing charges Getty Images

Mumbai: Nov 20, 2012

The BCCI Working Committee will meet on to discuss the course of action on former captain Mohammad Azharuddin after the ban imposed on him by the Board was lifted by the Andhra Pradesh High Court earlier this month.

“The Working Committee will discuss what action will be taken on Azharuddin after the High Court lifted the ban imposed on him by the Board,” a BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty, however, described tomorrow’s meeting a routine affair.

“It’s a routine meeting of the Working Committee,” he said.

Twelve years after the BCCI imposed a life ban on Azharuddin from playing cricket on charges of alleged involvement in match-fixing, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on November 8 set aside the decision of the Board.

A division bench of the High Court set aside the order of a local court, which had upheld the decision of the Board, on an appeal by the 49-year-old Azharuddin.

The bench agreed that there was no evidence against the former Indian skipper-turned-politician that he succumbed to any pressure while playing cricket and that the BCCI had proceeded against him unilaterally.

Meanwhile, the Governing Council of the IPL will meet after the Working Committee meeting, and Shetty said it will also discuss routine matters.

The Marketing Committee of the Board will also meet to take a decision on the floating of tenders for the title rights of the IPL.

The DLF has ended its title sponsorship of the IPL and the Board will have to float a new tender.