Drought vs IPL: Will use treated sewage water, not tanker water, BCCI tells court
April 12, 2016  11:44
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday began hearing responses from Maharashtra and Vidarbha Cricket Association, the government of Maharashtra, and municipal corporations of Mumbai and Nagpur on a PIL filed against the use of water to maintain pitches for IPL tournaments.

In its reply in the Bombay HC, the Mumbai Cricket Association says only water provided by the Turf Club will be used. MCA's lawyer says, "This supply of water by RWITC will be sufficient for us to maintain pitches and will help us to tackle water crisis without using potable water. We have writted to the Turf Club to give us treated sewage water. Seven-eight tankers of treated water can be made available."

The lawyer representing the BCCI adds, "In 17 matches of IPL in Mumbai and Pune we will use recycled water. We will not use tanker water. As per some reports Kings XI Punjab franchise ready to shift three matches scheduled to be held in Nagpur to Mohali."

The State government says it will clear it's stand on IPL matches at 3 pm. Court asks petitioners to make Vidarbha Cricket Assn and Kings XI parties in the matter and has asked all petitioners to reply by 3pm today.

A total of 20 matches will be played in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The final of the tourney, scheduled on May 29, will also be held at Wankhede Stadium.

The court was informed that nearly 60,000 litre water would be required every day to maintain pitches of stadiums where IPL matches were to be held.
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