Chainrai to miss Pompey’s crucial court case

Balram Chainrai
Balram Chainrai

BALRAM Chainrai will not attend Pompey’s court hearings on Thursday and Friday, it has been confirmed.

A spokesman for his company Portpin said the former Pompey owner has no plans to attend the two-day hearing to determine the valuation of Fratton Park.

The spokesman confirmed Portpin will be represented by law firm Walker Morris at the hearing, which will be held in the Rolls Building at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

The court case is the last remaining hurdle facing the Pompey Supporters’ Trust’s quest to take over the club.

Portpin values Fratton Park at around £11m while the trust are offering £2.75m to buy the ground.

It was hoped Portpin could negotiate a deal with the fans’ group ahead of the hearing to avoid expensive legal costs, but so far there has been no agreement reached.