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Can you help drought-hit areas with 40 lakh litres of water: HC asks BCCI

ANI
Published Apr 12, 2016, 5:36 pm IST
Updated Apr 12, 2016, 5:52 pm IST
Bombay HC adjourns hearing on PIL against holding IPL matches in Mahanrashtra for Wednesday.
Bombay HC questioned BCCI saying, “Can you provide 40 lakh litre water which you used earlier to the affected drought areas?” (Photo: PTI)
 Bombay HC questioned BCCI saying, “Can you provide 40 lakh litre water which you used earlier to the affected drought areas?” (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court asked BCCI if it could shift IPL matches out of Mumbai and Pune and sought Indian cricket board's reply as it adjourned the hearing on PIL against holding games in Maharashtra for Wednesday.

Read: Bombay High Court raps Maharashtra, doesn’t pour water on IPL tie

 

Earlier in the day, Mumbai Cricket Association had said that they would use treated sewage from Royal Western India Turf Club to maintain stadiums during the cash-rich cricket league.

“Only after petition and court's intervention Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has entered into agreement with RWITC for water, what before our petition?’’ the lawyer said.

Read: OK if IPL is shifted from Maharashtra this season, says CM

BCCI lawyer Rafiq Dada, who brought half a litre water sample which is being used for watering the pitches in court, said the water is murky and unfit for drinking.

Treated sewage water to maintain pitches during IPL: BCCI to Bombay HC

Bombay HC questioned BCCI saying, “Can you provide 40 lakh litres water which you used earlier to the affected drought areas?”

The court also questioned the Indian cricket board on the donation amount from IPL to CM relief fund.

Read: Maharashtra will lose Rs 100 crore if IPL is shifted, says Anurag Thakur

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