Kotla deadlock ensues: DDCA notifies BCCI about provisional NOC, seeks Mudgal help

New Delhi: The DDCA on Tuesday notified BCCI president Shashank Manohar and secretary Anurag Thakur about getting provisional No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which will enable them to organize the World T20 matches smoothly.

"Our working president Chetan Chauhan has already informed BCCI president Manohar, secretary Thakur and GM (Game development) Ratnakar Shetty that we have got all the clearances. It has also been mentioned that Justice Mukul Mudgal has been intimated about every development and we want to conduct World T20 matches under his guidance," a senior DDCA official told PTI.

The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Getty Images

The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Getty Images

During the hearing in Delhi High Court today, the SDMC, as directed by the court yesterday, informed it that it has passed a resolution by which DDCA has to pay Rs 50 lakh as security amount and comply with all the norms within 20 days.

Advocate Gaurang Kanth, appearing for SDMC, submitted that if DDCA will not complete its work within 20 days, then its security of Rs 50 lakh will stand forfeited.

The bench then asked senior advocate Sandeep Sethi, appearing for DDCA, whether the cricketing body can comply with the resolution and complete the work in 20 days. It also asked if DDCA can give an undertaking in pursuance to the resolution.

To this, the DDCA counsel assured the bench, "Our intent is very clear and we will complete the work within 20 days." The bench then said, if the work is not completed, then no occupancy certificate will be given to it and "we don't want any further litigation. Therefore, you have to comply within 20 days, otherwise no matches will be allowed."

"After 20 days, you (DDCA) should not come and say they (SDMC) are illegally withholding the occupancy certificate or say you need any modification in the earlier order. It should not happen," the bench said.

It further said that DDCA needed to complete 60 per cent remaining work and no match can be held under "unsafe circumstances".

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 10, 2016 11:13 AM

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