Mumbai: Regarding the possibility of IPL matches still being able to take place in Maharashtra following the crisis of water in the state, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Mumbai Cricket Association’s plea against the Bombay High Court order on shifting the matches out of the state.
According to the Supreme Court order, no matches will be held in Maharashtra after May 1. “It is better to move out the matches in wake of the drought,” the apex court stated.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) had filed a joint Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court after the Bombay High Court had ordered moving out IPL matches out of Maharashtra. There is serious issue of shortage of water in the state following which many sectors had asked that the matches be moved out. The petition had vouched for allowing the matches as per the original schedule.
There are two IPL teams based out of Maharashtra. The Reliance-owned franchise Mumbai Indians and first-timers Rising Pune Supergiants led by MS Dhoni, whose base is the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.