HC to decide Rajasthan Royals fate today

Rajasthan Royals' fate in the IPL is likely to be decided today as the hearing on the case is going on in the Bombay High Court. The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had challenged the six-week stay on Royals' termination ordered by Justice BN Srikrishna. The stay enabled the Royals to take part in the players' auction to be held in January. Justice Srikrishna had said that the BCCI was aware of the Royals' shareholding pattern since the inception of the IPL.
"At this prima facie stage at least, (it appears) that the Respondent (BCCI) was very much aware of who the original bidders were, who the ultimate controllers were, and the fact that the Applicant (Jaipur IPL) was a part of the group companies or entity controlled by the original bidders. The protestations to the contrary appear to be contrived and too facile to cut ice," Justice Srikrishna had said in his order. The BCCI lawyer, however, told the court on Thursday that even today, the Royals have not disclosed their actual shareholdings. He also alleged that the franchisee had fabricated documents