There was some positive news for the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) as they got ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from the central government’s Land and Development Office (L&DO) on Thursday. (ICC World Twenty20: Feroz Shah Kotla in Danger of Not Hosting Matches)
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said DDCA would lose hosting rights of World Twenty20 matches if they didn’t get proper clearances from respective authorities.
The DDCA is set to submit NOC document in Delhi High Court on Friday. “Today we have received the NOC from L&DO. There was a slight comedy of error which happened. After we deposited Rs 83 lakh as the lease assessment fee, it was observed by L&DO department that it was DDCA which was supposed to get Rs 83 lakh approx from the government department as we had deposited extra amount earlier which needed to be refunded by them. Therefore we would get back around Rs 1.66 crore (83+83 lakhs) from them,” a senior DDCA official said.
He also informed that the work is in progress regarding the corrections in deviations pointed out by MCD and will be over by the end of this week.
“We are hopeful that everything will completed in stipulated time and getting the NOC from L&DO goes a long way towards achieving that goal,” he added.