High Court says it cannot interfere ICC’s verdict on Ferozshah Kotla ground’s issue

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New Delhi: The stand of International Cricket Council- ICC on the issue of lack of completion certificate in connection with the Ferozshah Kotla ground’s old house club, which could required the shifting of the semi- final match of World Twenty-20 from national capital, the Delhi High Court, Tuesday, told the Delhi and District Cricket Association- DDCA that it “cannot control” on such verdict.

This situation is appearing a greater setback for DDCA, as the court has declined to order on its plea where the permission for the use of R. P. Mehra Block (Old Club House) for the upcoming semi- final of the ICC World Twenty- 20 event.

The clarifications were came from the bench Delhi High Court, which comprising of Justice- S. Muralidhar and Justice- Vibhu Bakhru where specifically, it is made clear to the cricketing body to the effect that for hosting the match, the requisite clearances would be subject to the compliance. Moreover, it is also said by the bench that the DDCA must have talk with the ICC.

However, the question still in issue is that whether that match which scheduled on 30th day of March, would be allowed in Delhi or not? Moreover, it was found stated by the officials from DDCA that they would move the ICC and also Justice- Mudgal (who was appointed by the High Court of Delhi to oversee the functioning of DDCA), with the plea to consider their decisions.

Moreover, the bench was later told by the DDCA’s representing senior advocate- Sandeep Sethi, that they would withdraw the petition. The petition was involving the claim of directions against the South Delhi Municipal Corporation- SDMC that it should be required to issue the necessary certificates for the R. P. Mehra Block.

Moreover, as per Senior Advocate- Sethi, he said his client would make appropriate representation on this issue, and then it was seen that the court’s bench has “dismissed as withdrawn” petition.

As it was seen earlier, there was claim on the side of DDCA, yesterday that the R. P. Mehra Block was not to be called illegal or “unauthorized” as the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (special provisions) Second Act of 2011 regularised such structure.

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