IPL opener to be held in Mumbai after High Court adjourns hearing

The opening match of IPL 2016 will be played in Mumbai on April 9 as scheduled after the Bombay High Court adjourned a matter related to the hosting of matches in the drought-hit state of Maharashtra. While hearing a Public Interest Litigation on Wednesday and Thursday, the High Court had sought an explanation from the BCCI and the three state associations on why water should be “wasted” on IPL matches in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur following a severe state-wide drought in recent months. The matter will next be heard on April 12.

The court has asked the Maharashtra government and Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, to file replies, but has not yet passed any order.

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