Maharashtra Cricket Association’s stand against the shifting of IPL matches out of State rejected by SC

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New Delhi: Today, on Wednesday 27th April, as per the decision of the honourable Supreme Court of India, the plea of the Mumbai Cricket Association against the verdict of the Bombay High Court, rejected. The said order of the Bombay High Court was asking the association to shift the post- April IPL- Indian Premier League matches out of the State of Maharashtra, considering the water crisis issue.

Post 30th day of April IPL matches, as per the decision of the Supreme Court should not be held in Maharashtra stated, the top court while deciding the same, said that “It is better to move out the matches in wake of the drought.”

It was seen that earlier the Bombay High Court had ordered that from 1st day of May, this year, the remaining all IPL matches are to be shifted out of the State of Maharashtra. And the Maharashtra Cricket Association was thereafter seemed filing a joint Special leave Petition- SLP in the Supreme Court of India challenging the said order of High Court.

Besides, it is also notable that in Maharashtra, the state’s citizens are facing serious issues of water crisis and also drought, and for maintaining the pitches for the IPL matches will also require the lakhs of tons water which the state can use for the fulfilment of the needs of the people in the State. Earlier the cricket associations found contending that they will use the water from Sewage after process.

While so, there are reportedly, several matches which are to be held in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune stadiums after 30th day of this month. But considering the present situation now, after the top court’s decision, the cricket associations are now need to shift such matches out of the state of Maharashtra.

Reportedly, again there are two Indian Premier League teams based out of Maharashtra. The franchise owned by Reliance, namely, Mumbai Indians and also the first- timers in the IPL- Rising Pune Supergiants which is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose base is also in the Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

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