Maharashtra is facing a drought situation. That is why there is scarcity of water. This has led the Bombay High Court to order the BCCI or the Board of Cricket Control for Cricket on Wednesday to shift all IPL matches that would be held after 30th April to be shifted from Maharashtra. After this order, Maharashtra would not get the final match of Indian Premier League on May 29 in Mumbai. However the cricket control board assured that the IPL franchises of Mumbai had agreed to contribute Rs. 5 crore to the drought fund of the state. Despite of the assurance, Bombay HC has ordered to shift all matches after 30th April.
The opinion of the High Court:
Although the BCCI assured to contribute that much of fund, the HC has made a firm decision to stop the matches in Maharashtra after 30th April. According to the Division Bench of Justices V M Kanade and M S Karnik it has been reported that although they have been assured to have Rs. 5 crore as a contribution from the franchises of IPL in Mumbai to the CM’s drought relief fund, the water scarcity could not be solved. They have s\also agreed that the shifting of matches is not the ultimate solution, however they cannot also ignore the trouble of the common people of Maharashtra because of the water scarcity. That is why they have taken that decision on behalf of the well-being of the common people of the state.
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The opinion against the HC order:
The BCCI, Kings XI Punjab, and the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) have gone against the HC order. They have opposed the decision of shifting the matches. The BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur has told that they are ready to use the treated sewage water in the IPL matches and they have also assured not to take the potable water in the matches. The lawyer of BCCI has also submitted a letter quoting the huge financial loss because of the HC decision. Let’s see what would be fixed finally.