Under-fire Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) officials deposited an amount of Rs 83 lakh to the Land & Development Office (L&DO) as land assessment fee for the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium as 520 seats are set to be removed under the new regulations set by Municipal Corporation of Delhi. (ICC World Twenty20: Delhi in Danger of Losing Matches)
“We have got the acknowledgement receipt for the draft that we have submitted. Expected by Wednesday, we will get the NOC from the L&DO. The MCD engineers today inspected the stadium and told us about all the requirements.” (No World Twenty20 Matches in Delhi Without Clearances, Warns BCCI)
“The removal of 520 seats, which was a deviation from stadium plan, has already started. The work has started for areas allocated for toilets which were earlier changed into food courts,” a senior DDCA official told PTI. (India-Sri Lanka Twenty20 Match Shifted From Delhi to Ranchi)
The official also said that top officials from GMR group, the owner of Delhi Daredevils, will be meeting Justice Mukul Mudgal tomorrow to discuss smooth conduct of IPL matches.
When a GMR official was contacted in this regard, he refused to divulge any details about the said meeting.
“Do not read too much into this meeting. We have met Justice Mudgal earlier also and this is a courtesy meeting,” the official of the local IPL franchise said.