Water problem: Now petition in Kanpur against IPL matches

Kanpur: After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, IPL matches scheduled in Kanpur seem to be heading into trouble as an NGO here today filed a petition seeking cancellation of two encounters at Greenpark Stadium citing lack of water.

Gre npark is scheduled to host two matches of local boy Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions - against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19, and Mumbai Indians on May 21.

Anita Dua of NGO Lakshya said she had filed a petition before the Civil Judge (Junior Division) through a lawyer stating the city witnesses confrontation between people over water everyday.

"If IPL matches are allowed in the city hundreds of litres of water would be required to prepare the pitches.

Which is wrong. So we've requested the matches not be allowed keeping in mind the problem," Dua said.

Hearing on the petition will take place on April 25.

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