Not feasible to shift IPL matches, BCCI tells Bombay HC; Mumbai, Pune teams offer Rs 5 crore for drought relief

IPL 2016: BCCI and MCA willing to provide water and funds towards drought relief. State government okay with IPL staying if no wastage of water.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 13, 2016 4:51 pm
Drought Maharashtra, IPL drought, IPL Maharashtra, IPL Mumbai, IPL Pune, IPL Nagpur, IPL news, IPL Bombay High Court is hearing deliberations on hosting of IPL matches in drought affected Maharashtra.

BCCI and Rising Pune Supergiants have told the Bombay High Court that it isn’t feasible to shift the Indian Premier League out of Pune as they have invested a lot of money and shifting would also disturb the home support. (Fixtures | Squads)

In further deliberations between BCCI, Maharashtra Cricket Association and the applicants, BCCI clarified that MCA is willing to provide water to drought affected areas. Mumbai Indians and Pune Supergiants are willing to pay Rs. 5 crore towards Chief Minister’s drought relief fund, BCCI informed the court. Further, RWITC has given an undertaking that they won’t back out from the agreement.

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In the proceedings, state government said that if there isn’t any misuse of drinking water then there is no reason to shift IPL to another state.

Bombay High Court is slated to deliver its verdict today.

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