MCA moves apex court against shifting of IPL matches from Maharashtra

first_imgApril 22, 2016 water × null IPL 2016 Shift IPL matches out of Maharashtra due to drought: BJP cricket Maharashtra water HC allows BCCI to hold May 1 IPL match in Pune COMMENT The Mumbai Cricket Association today moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra.The plea was mentioned before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh by senior advocate Kapil Sibal which listed the matter for hearing on April 25.The cricket association in its plea said it will not be using potable water for the cricket pitches but would use treated sewage water instead.The Bombay High Court had on April 13 ordered shifting of all IPL matches scheduled in Maharashtra after April 30 to another state in view of the severe drought in the state.According to the HC’s order, 13 matches, including the final in Mumbai scheduled for May 29, cannot be held in Maharashtra.The High Court’s direction had come despite an assurance by BCCI that IPL franchises of Mumbai and Pune had agreed to contribute Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s drought relief fund. Published on judiciary (system of justice) Maharashtra stands to lose Rs 100 cr if IPL is shifted: BCCI secretary Drought impactApex court says ‘No’ to IPL matches in Maharashtra RELATED Drought: High Court suggests shifting IPL out of Maharashtra justice and rights SHARE SHARE EMAIL drought SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

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