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    Arbitrator withdraws in BCCI vs Kings XI

    The BCCI in its explanation contended that Justice Srikrishna fought for the Wadia\'s 35 years ago.

    New Delhi: After being questioned on his role as an independent arbitrator by the BCCI, Justice BN Srikrishna on Wednesday withdrew from the Board's case against the Kings XI Punjab.

    The BCCI in its explanation on Wednesday contended that Justice Srikrishna fought for the Wadia's, whose scion Ness Wadia is among the co-owners of the Mohali-based side, 35 years ago and questioned his biasness as a judge in the case.

    It is expected that a new arbitrator will be appointed in the case soon.

    Earlier, Justice Srikrishna on Tuesday stayed Rajasthan Royals' termination citing that the prima facie evidence were inconclusive and BCCI's decision to terminate Royals' contract was illegal.

    In his 42-page judgement, the justice said Royals are eligible to be part of the IPL. It also spelt out that the Royals have the right to participate in the players' auctions in January 2011. That in fact restored all franchise rights of the Rajasthan Royals.

    The BCCI on October 10 had terminated the franchise agreement of Rajasthan Royals, along with that of Kings XI Punjab, for alleged breach of agreement by them.