New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to overturn the Bombay High Court’s verdict on IPL in which it had asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift all matches scheduled in the state after May 1 be shifted out.

The High Court had earlier come down strongly on the BCCI for being insensitive to the drought situation in Maharashtra but had allowed the May 1 match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants after the BCCI had filed a request for the same.

The cricket body then took the matter to the Supreme Court in with hopes of a reversal in the decision. 

Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Association had earlier appealed in Supreme Court against Bombay High Court orders of shifting Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

On April 13, the BCCI had refused to shift Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 matches out of Maharashtra citing various reasons and also offered to give Rs 5 crore as compensation for the adverse impact on the drought-hit region’s water table.