Mumbai: In an interesting development in the Indian Premier League (IPL) drought issue, the IPL Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ratnakar Shetty, on Wednesday, reportedly asked teams Kings XI Punjab and and Mumbai Indian to send aid to drought affected areas.
In a letter from Shetty to Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab, the COO states that as per the court proceedings on Tuesday, the cricket control board was expected to provide drinking water to drought-affected areas in the state.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla mentioned that Mumbai Indians have already given in writing that they will render all possible help to the drought affected areas.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Daredevils has said that the franchise is ready to give all possible help to the drought victims, including any funds. The franchise also mentioned that they don’t have any problems in matches being shifted elsewhere.
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Adding to the case, the Bombay High Court has postponed the hearing in this case till Wednesday 3 pm.
Also, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI ) Secretary Anurag Thakur has made it clear that no portable water will be used for stadiums maintenance and that they will only used sewage-treated water.