Jaipur: The ongoing India Premier League (IPL) faced a new opposition after the Rajasthan High Court on Thursday issued notices to the state government and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking why the IPL matches should be shifted to Jaipur when Rajasthan is facing drought-like situation too.
Earlier, the Bombay HC had asked the BCCI to move the IPL matches post April 30 out of Maharashtra as the state stares into their worst drought in years.
Countering the decision to hold IPL matches in Jaipur, the notices have also been sent to Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Water Resources Department, Sports and Youth Department and Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).
The Rajasthan government has been asked to file its reply by April 27.
The notices were issued after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed on Wednesday before Rajasthan High Court questioned the decision to shift matches to Jaipur following Maharashtra’s water crisis.
There have also been reports of three other IPL matches being shifted from Nagpur to Dharamshala, after Kings XI Punjab chose Dharamshala as their second home venue.