No IPL 9 matches in Maharashtra in May, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging a Mumbai High Court ruling prohibiting IPL cricket matches in Maharashtra due to drought condition.

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

Groundsmen water the pitch at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday. The opening match will be held here this weekend. Pic/ PTI

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.

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