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Not cricket: PCC member helps himself
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 1
In what could be a breakthrough in the sale of tickets on the black market for the semifinal encounter between Australia and New Zealand, the SAS Nagar police today arrested a member of the Punjab Cricket Club (PCC) while selling tickets.

B.S. Gill, a member of the PCC, the in-house club of the PCA, was arrested from the Phase IX market while he was trying to sell five tickets in his possession at higher rates.

On being questioned, he said he had received two tickets as a member of the club while one "gentleman" provided the other three. However, the name of the "gentleman" could not be elicited despite several attempts.

He was taken to the Phase VIII police station. However, the police was tightlipped about the progress in the case.

Mr M.P. Pandove, honorary secretary of the PCA, said, "I am not aware of any such incident. However, if anything illegal is found on the part of the member of the club, we will take action according to the rules of our club".

Meanwhile, a day after the Punjab Sports Council initiated legal proceedings against the PCA for "encroaching upon its land", another blow was dealt to the PCA.

The Indian Performing Rights Society Limited today dragged the PCA to the court of Additional District Judge (ADJ), Ropar, under the Copyright Act, 1957, to restrain the illegal use of musical works of the society during match breaks as well as in the in-house club activities and parties at the PCA Stadium without obtaining a licence from the society in this regard.

Taking up the case filed by the company, the ADJ granted temporary injunction for restraining the PCA from playing the musical works of the society. The judge also appointed a Local Commissioner to watch the proceedings at the stadium from today (i.e. November 1) with a direction to submit his report as early as possible.

The society filed its suit in the court yesterday, which was listed for hearing today. In its suit, the society also sought directions from the court to the association to render its accounts for the period during which the association has used the musical works of the society for the purposes of paying the licence fee.

The court has set November 8 as the next date of hearing in the case.



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