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Maha Govt. moves Court against holding CSK’s IPL matches in Pune

Saturday, April 14, 2018 • Malayalam Comments

Maha Govt. moves Court against holding CSK’s IPL matches in Pune

Citing severe water crisis which has struck the city of Pune, the Govt. of Maharashtra has moved the Bombay High Court stating that it may not be able to host Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) remaining ‘home’ matches in Pune.

Pune was chosen as the venue to host the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK’s remaining six ‘home’ matches after last Sunday’s IPL match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was severely opposed by the locals – albeit cricket-crazy Tamils – on the pretext that the BJP-led Centre was purposely delaying the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board to ensure fair distribution of Cauvery river water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

Sensing trouble in future too, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL organizers took a sudden decision to move CSK’s remaining six ‘home’ matches to Pune which would also host a qualifier and eliminator (eight matches in all).  It is in this backdrop that the Govt. of Maharashtra has opposed the idea of hosting so many matches in Pune which is reeling under a severe water crisis.

A petition has been filed by the Govt. of Maharashtra with the Bombay High Court requesting that the proposed IPL matches in Pune be shifted to some other venue in view of the water crisis.