Mumbai: Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Association are reportedly preparing to appeal in Supreme Court against Bombay High Court orders of shifting Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
According to sources, India's leading lawyer Harish Salve and Kapil Sibal will be representing the cricket bodies in the court.
In its verdict, the Bombay High Court, after hearing a public interest litigation on Wednesday (April 13), had ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift all IPL matches to other states scheduled in Maharashtra after April 30. The court gave 15 days' time to the BCCI to make arrangements to shift the venue.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla while reacting on court's judgement said, "There will be a problem in shifting IPL matches to other locations. We have alternate options to arrange water for maintenance of the
Earlier on April 13, the BCCI had refused to shift Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 matches out of Maharashtra citing various reasons and offered to give Rs 5 crore as compensation for the adverse impact on the drought-hit region’s water table.
The BCCI told the Bombay High Court that a lot of money had already been invested in the tournament and suggested that it could provide 64 lakh litres of non-potable water to the state in order to make-up for the loss in the water table due to the upkeep of the stadiums for the tournament.