Monday 9 July 2012 

Former Chief Executive Sues Deccan Chargers

Former Chief Executive Sues Deccan Chargers
Former Chief Executive Sues Deccan Chargers
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Former Deccan Chargers Chief Executive Tim Wright is suing the Indian Premier League franchise for £10 million (88 crores) for breach of contract.

Wright left the Chargers in January 2009 claiming breach of contract - which included a severance clause of £10 million. In February 2009, the Chargers claimed Wright had 'absconded'.

Wright refutes the allegations made by Deccan Chargers that he was 'avoiding India for fear of being questioned by immigration officials/local police'.

The Chargers also allege that Wright 'committed serious violations of Foreigners Registration Act'.

Wright, who says the company has failed to honour the £10 million severance clause, claims these allegations are baseless and have no foundation whatsoever.

In December 2010, costs were awarded to Mr Wright and following a dismissed appeal by the Chargers in May 2011, Wright was again awarded costs.

A final hearing will begin on 16th July at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

© Cricket World 2012

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