Mumbai Cricket Association moves to SC against shifting IPL out of Maharashtra

Mumbai Cricket Association moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra on Friday.

PTI April 22, 2016 16:23:45 IST
Mumbai Cricket Association moves to SC against shifting IPL out of Maharashtra

New Delhi: Mumbai Cricket Association moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside Maharashtra on Friday.

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 25 April.

Mumbai Cricket Association moves to SC against shifting IPL out of Maharashtra

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The cricket association in its plea said that it will not be using potable water for the cricket pitches but use treated sewage water instead.

The Bombay High Court had on 13 April ordered shifting of all IPL matches scheduled in Maharashtra after 30 April to another state in view of the severe drought in the state.

As per the HC's order, 13 matches, including the final in Mumbai scheduled for 29 May, 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 five crore to Chief Minister's drought relief fund.

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