By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 18, 2020 12:44 IST
IPL 2020: Petition filed in Bombay HC, challenging BCCI’s decision of moving tournament to UAE

Highlights:  

  • Case filed by an advocate, challenging BCCI. 

  • According to plea if IPL is held outside the country, it would be huge loss’  

  • IPL 2020 to be held in UAE, from September 19. 

A Pune-based advocate Abhishek Lagoo, has filed a petition. The advocate has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) in UAE this year instead of India. 

The petition, filed by the advocate, said if the IPL is held outside India it would cause huge economic & revenue loss to the country.  

IPL has become major economic activity in India & boosts various sectors, it generates employment, increase business volume, plea said. 

The petition is expected to be heard on 18 August. The 13th season of IPL was to be held in March, but the rise of Pandemic stopped everything & sports too.  

Earlier BCCI had announced that the 13th edition of IPL will be held in UAE, due to increasing & worsening situation of Covid-19 in India. To which government also gave a green signal. 

The plea added the central government has from time to time granted relaxations in the lockdown & allowed reopening of malls, parks & other public places.  

Hence, it would not be harmful if the IPL matches are conducted in India with proper precautions & safety measures, the petition said. The Pune-based advocate, in his plea, has sought the high court to direct the BCCI to hold the IPL matches in India. 

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