Cancel Indo-Lanka matches: Law suit

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The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to the Centre and the BCCI on a PIL seeking direction to cancel all future matches between India and Sri Lanka, until disputes between Tamils and Sinhalese are settled and peace prevails in the Bay of Bengal.

A division bench comprising justices R Banumathi and B Rajandran also asked them to file their reply to the PIL on April 16.

In his PIL, advocate S Calvin Christopher also sought a direction to BCCI not to sign any contract for international matches between India and Sri Lanka.

The petitioner alleged that whenever the Lankan cricket team was defeated by India, whether it was in the World Cup in April last year or later, there was backlash from that country's naval men on innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu.

Similarly, after India defeated Sri Lanka in the recent triangular cricket series in Australia, Indian fishing boats were destroyed and fishermen were attacked, he claimed.

While the state government granted Rs 3 crore to the victorious Indian Team on April 4, 2011, the families of Tamil fishermen had received Rs 3 lakh or below for each death, he said.

"The life of a Tamil fishermen seemed to be cheaper in the eyes of the Tamil Nadu government," he said.

Taking into consideration the safety of the Indian fishermen, the court should stay future matches between India and Sri Lanka, until peace prevails in entire Bay of Bengal, the petitioner said. (PTI)

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  • Gaya Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:22 PM

    Good Move by India!! This rule should have implemented long time back. Hope other countries follow the same,

    Hari Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:36 PM

    This so called advocate must utterly jobless. We are proud of what we have achieved. As Sri Lankan First and as a Tamil it shames me when so called petty minded individuals such as these lawyers mix politics with Sport. To be Honest I am sure most would agree that We Sri Lankans are sick and tired of watching these countries play each other ever so often. To get to the point how about asking the BCCI and Center to educate Tamil Nadu Fisherman to stay out Sri Lanka's Waters. Better pay them 3 Lakhs to get GPS navigation equipment so that they may not stry into our waters and fish our resources dry.would the Indian Navy treat Sri Lankan Fisherman with Dignity and respect.

    sajitha Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:25 AM

    India can play with Elam team now.

    -BADA--uda-GEMMBA Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:34 PM

    Have the Indians forgotten-- WHO KILLED RAJIV???
    Probably they have very short memmories!!!!!

    Cricket Lover Tuesday, 03 April 2012 06:43 PM

    One Judges decision is no Judges decision, even if the decision is an interim decision, unless the Judge hears all parties affected by his decision before the Judge makes his final decision-Rules of Natural Justice must be followed at all times, in an adversarial system where Judge is just like an an umpire in a cricket match. Rules of the game must be observed. Keep politics out of Cricket.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:01 PM

    BE lankan BUY Lankan if cant get Lankan buy chinese .....Boycott anything Indian. Tata Bajaj, TukTuks.. there are chinese tuk tuks

    kumaraya Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:53 AM

    Cancel the so called free trade agreement, which is utterly lop-sided and in favour of the Indians

    Gaya Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:28 PM

    It doesn't harm India at all, Try it

    MAMA Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:43 AM


    ABC Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:34 AM

    Really ..... these guys live the life of a cheap Tamil movie in real life too :P

    Black Mamba Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:56 AM

    Go ahead TN, make our day!!!

    namalie Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:32 AM

    Mewa Ahala Mata Hondatama Hina...

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:48 AM

    Why not get a court order (from Indian courts) that there should be peace throughout India, and no one should get sick, etc etc..

    Ranil Wednesday, 04 April 2012 06:10 AM

    Very true, and if not atleast Tamilnadu was in the north of India.

    Binco Tuesday, 03 April 2012 02:13 AM

    Sri Lankan people are not the one who get drastic when win/lose matches. In either situation, Sri Lankans are calm. Think about that.

    Ernest Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:40 PM

    Boycott all Indian products

    ding dong bell Wednesday, 04 April 2012 06:37 AM

    Will Our Money Hungry Cricketers Still Play IPL?

    Psharmindra Samuel Tuesday, 03 April 2012 02:15 AM

    It is good fot the Petisioners an the Madras High Chort to go and live in the 'bay of Bengal" and play Cricket.

    mahe Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:59 PM

    How stupid are Indians!

    gorakaya Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:05 PM

    Mewa ahala pana palayan pereda.

    kiribath Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:49 AM

    YES , cricket can play later,

    saif Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:55 AM

    y this KOLAVERI

    warra85 Tuesday, 03 April 2012 12:40 PM

    The gov of SL should stop the inpotation of all Indian made Vehicles into the country. or rather increase the tax on them so their share prices will fall.

    sana boy Tuesday, 03 April 2012 12:44 PM

    If our country situated far away to India so much the better.

    ARP Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:21 PM

    Do not mix sports with politics.

    justin Tuesday, 03 April 2012 01:25 PM

    Stop diplomatic relations with India

    RAJU Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:49 AM


    Sakthivel Wednesday, 04 April 2012 07:56 AM

    if that the case WC T20 will be shifted to any other country. BCCI Rules cricket.

    subbiah Wednesday, 04 April 2012 07:59 AM

    Sports should promote goodwill and understanding among people and nations. Tamil Nadu lawyers should know this

    ransam Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:39 AM

    These must have forgotten the 1996 semifinal fiasco.

    GooooD Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:49 AM

    Will Malinga Play IPL >>>>>>>>>>>

    KIT Wednesday, 04 April 2012 02:30 AM

    This could be due to India losing to SL big time... no matches.. no defeats :)

    Will they stop playing with Bangladesh too? :)

    shantha madawela Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:28 AM

    they don't no what is cricket...

    Hemantha Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:31 AM

    Only Cricket is making harmony and friendship between people of two countries. I think they want to widen the friendship.
    It is very unethical to use sports for political matters.

    Jaya Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:08 AM

    Sri Lanka did not gain anything from the international arena anyway so it won"t matter. We won the war without anyone"s help so we can manage.

    kumar Tuesday, 03 April 2012 02:16 PM

    Its utter nonsense! Cricket has nothing to do with Politics..

    punchi Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:40 AM


    Rizwan Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:39 AM

    Madras MAD"s The new IPL Team.

    Ravishan Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:55 AM

    A very good comment.We Srilankans do not make a sport a religion nor convert sportspersons as demigods.We consider a sport as a sport.

    chandrakumar Wednesday, 04 April 2012 02:32 AM

    Aiyo, hari modi neda.

    Rohan Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:26 AM

    It is a good sign really when India brings politics to the sports field. People must take note of Andy Strauss, England Captain's remarks when Jonathan Miller questioned him at Heathrow. If India wants to have it that way, let them and SL will go on with the other cricket playing nations. Who wants India anyway. Keep them at arms length.

    Nina Kamal Tuesday, 03 April 2012 04:04 AM

    ohe palayan! wicket ekka davi giya!

    Mifaz Tuesday, 03 April 2012 04:24 AM

    As per your concern TN, prevailing peace in the bay of Bengal is achieving Eelam?

    Cramer_Australia Tuesday, 03 April 2012 04:06 AM

    This is not surprise as such when India voted against Sri Lanka at Human Rigjhts Council. That is a political decision. This is a judicial direction. Both are same even generates from two different arms of India.

    Dishan Tuesday, 03 April 2012 02:52 PM

    Thank you so much we were hoping that some one would do this we're sick and tired of Indian cricket

    Nagasena Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:35 AM

    We do not need snakes under the grass as our friends. You don't know when they show their heads and sting you. We too prefer not to play any game with them.

    Conty Wednesday, 04 April 2012 02:52 AM


    Johann Gunasekara Wednesday, 04 April 2012 03:33 AM

    I thought both BCCI, SLC and IPL are private bodies?

    Trehan Munasinghet Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:05 AM

    I don't know about cricket.... and this petition will be thrown out the window into the Bay of Bengal.... BUT FOR GOD SAKE NEVER TRUST INDIA !! THEY ARE NOT OUR REAL FRIENDS.. And if anyone wants to argue this, don't bother because we in Sri Lanka are fed up of Indians and the last 30 years have proved it without a doubt.

    Ariya Wednesday, 04 April 2012 03:44 AM

    Whether its India or any other country, playing Cricket is not going to contribute any thing to Sri Lanka,s image or progress.

    All the other developed countries are well of without cricket. Sri Lankans are not addicted to Cricket like Indians.

    Sports Lover

    ind Wednesday, 04 April 2012 03:49 AM

    TN fools are not the international.

    jellybabix Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:05 AM

    LTTE terrorists are having a field day!!!

    Government of Sri Lanka please get your act together and act to nullify threats to our motherland from separatist terrorists!

    Yur Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:19 AM

    Ban all the Tamil movies in the all the Island

    Hodiya Wednesday, 04 April 2012 04:08 AM

    I guess this is major crying as they (Indians) were thrashed in the Triangular, and thanks to the Lankans they could not reach the Asia cup finals.

    Asanka Tuesday, 03 April 2012 05:13 AM

    What about IPL???

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