A court in Jammu has confirmed stay on the elections held by the 'rebel' group of Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association, headed by sports minister Imran Ansari, on July 20.
Court of 3rd civil subordinate judge (excise magistrate) Jammu held that there is, prima facie, merit in the contention of JKCA chairman Arvinder Singh Micky, who had moved court with a plea that the ordinary general council meeting held on 26 June as well as a notification calling for working committee meeting on July 20 be declared as illegal and unconstitutional.
"According to view of discussion made herein above, besides the mandate of law, the injunction deserves to the plaintiff, as such ex-parte interim is hereby made absolute till disposal of main suit", reads the order.
Court, however, made it clear that any observations made while passing the order are purely tentative which shall not have any ill-effect on the merit of the case.
The court had on July 20 stayed the JKCA executive committee's decision to remove Abdullah as the president of the association.
Of the 64 club members of the JKCA, 42 voted in an election removing Abdullah from the top spot of the cricket body.
Abdullah, who was re-elected as JKCA President for a three-year term in May 2014, extending his rein which began in 1980, dubbed Ansari's election as "illegal and unconstitutional", saying he still had nearly two years left in his tenure.