After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, IPL faces Kanpur hurdle: NGO files petition against hosting matches

Kanpur: After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, IPL matches scheduled in Kanpur seem to be heading into trouble as an NGO here on Friday filed a petition seeking cancellation of two encounters at Greenpark Stadium citing lack of water.

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Kanpur NGO files petition seeking cancellation of IPL matches. AFP

Greenpark is scheduled to host two matches of local boy Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions - against Kolkata Knight Riders on 19 May, and Mumbai Indians on 21 May.

Anita Dua of NGO Lakshya said she had filed a petition before the Civil Judge (Junior Division) through a lawyer stating the city witnesses confrontation between people over water everyday.

"If IPL matches are allowed in the city hundreds of litres of water would be required to prepare the pitches.

Which is wrong. So we've requested the matches not be allowed keeping in mind the problem," Dua said.

Hearing on the petition will take place on 25 April.

Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 23:51 PM

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