New Delhi: In a major relief to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Indian cricket governing body’s plea to release Rs.56 lakhs to use them for the upcoming India-England test match which is scheduled to start on Wednesday in Rajkot, Gujarat.
As per reports, the Supreme Court bench headed by chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Tuesday said that the cricket body can spend a similar amount for the other matches to be played between India and England till December 3.
Allowing the BCCI to incur these expenses, the court said the amount will be released to meet the players’ allowances, insurance expenses and payment to the third umpire as per the contract entered into by the BCCI for the conduct of the match and not to Rajkot/Saurashtra Cricket Association.
Earlier, the BCCI had moved the Supreme Court seeking the release of funds for the first India-England Test at Rajkot.
The BCCI was barred from releasing any funds till it gave an undertaking to the apex court that it would comply with the recommendations of the Lodha Committee.
Barred from releasing funds, the BCCI had earlier said that it would not be possible for the board to conduct the upcoming matches between India-England test series.
(With inputs from IANS)