IPL 2016: Bar on matches in drought-hit Maharashtra stays

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New Delhi, April 27: The Supreme Court on Wednesday (April 27) dismissed a plea challenging a Mumbai High Court ruling prohibiting IPL cricket matches in Maharashtra due to drought condition, after May 1.

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The plea was filed by the Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations.

A file photo from an IPL 2016 match

The apex court bench dismissed the plea after taking into account the amount of water that would be needed for watering the cricket grounds for 12 matches scheduled in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.

The Mumbai High Court had on April 13 barred the holding of 13 Indian Premier League matches. Later, it modified its order permitting holding of one match in Nagpur.

IANS

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