Bombay High Court orders all IPL matches scheduled after 30 April in Maharashtra to be shifted out.

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Bombay High Court has ordered all IPL matches scheduled after 30 April in Maharashtra to be shifted out.

The HC said that shifting of IPL matches to another state can be a beginning towards addressing drought situation in Maharashtra.

The petitioner, Surendra Shrivastava, from the NGO Loksatta, said that it was a welcome move.

He told ani, “Its a welcome move. I would have been happy if Govt would have taken this decision. As far as going to SC is concerned,will study order by evening. We’ll go everywhere, wherever we can get water.”

The HC said that government will monitor the promised water (by BCCI) to ensure that its supplied to affected areas.

It said, “We propose to monitor state water policy.”

The court took the decision to move IPL matches out of Maharashtra after the state government filed affidavit, saying they had no objection if the matches were shifted out of the state.

More details to come

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