Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday amended its own order of last week and allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India to hold an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Pune on May 1. Last week, the high court had directed that all IPL matches scheduled to be played post April 30 be shifted outside Maharashtra.
BCCI general manager (games development), Ratnakar Shetty, had, through senior counsel, Rafique Dada, moved an application before the division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice M.S. Karnik, requesting the court to permit BCCI to hold a match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians on May 1.
Advocate Dada informed the court that as scheduled, the Rising Pune Supergiants team had home matches in Pune against Gujarat Lions on April 29 at 8 pm and against Mumbai Indians on May 1.
“It would be humanly impossible to shift teams and equipment in one single day since there is a gap of only one day between the two matches,” argued advocate Dada, requesting the court to grant permission to play one match in Pune on May 1....