Bombay High Court allows inaugural IPL match to be played in Wankhede Stadium

| Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 19:48
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Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday permitted the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to be held at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday as scheduled.
A decision on the remaining 19 matches scheduled in Maharashtra has been kept pending while the matter has been posted for further hearing on April 12.
(Also Read: Preservation of water more important than IPL: Bombay HC to MCA)
The high court ruling came on a PIL challenging the staging of IPL matches in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur on grounds of acute water crisis in the state. 
Earlier on Wednesday, the Bombay High Court pulled up the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift the venue of the IPL matches from drought-hit areas of the state. 

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