Bombay HC Poses Uncomfortable Questions to BCCI on IPL Matches


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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday posed some uncomfortable questions to the BCCI on whether Indan Premier League matches should be played in Maharashtra in view of the grim water situation in large parts of the state.

A division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice M.S. Karnik asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) whether it could shift the matches scheduled in Pune, how it would contribute to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and if it was ready to supply the same quantity of water to parched villages in Pune district as it had done for the Indian Premier League matches.

BCCI counsel Rafiq Dada informed the high court that it had supplied four million litres of water per day to various cricket stadia for the IPL matches so far and also tied up with the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) to procure treated sewage for matches to be played in Mumbai and Pune.

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