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Penalize BCCI with Rs. 1000 Crores for Holding IPL During COVID: Plea in Bombay High Court

Lawstreet Journal 5 May 2021 6:50pm

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The Bombay High Court decided on May 4, 2021, Tuesday to hear a petition seeking to cancel the Indian Premier League in 2021, citing the deaths and cases of coronavirus in India during the second COVID wave.

The petition demanded a Rs. 1000 crore penalty against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for "serious mismanagement and incompetence" in conducting the IPL during the COVID pandemic, as well as a directive to use the penalty and IPL profits to support people who are unable to find medicines and medical oxygen for treatment.

The case will be heard on Thursday by a division bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni. The petitioner counsel listed the PIL before the Court during the hearing on (May 04, 2021), citing some news outlets which claimed that all pending IPL matches will take place in Mumbai. 

Later in the day, reports surfaced that the BCCI had agreed to put the IPL on hold indefinitely due to COVID infection among some of the players. Under the authority of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Adv. Vandana Shah has lodged a complaint against the CEO and other members of the Board of Cricket Control in India.

The applicant also wanted the court to order BCCI to reveal what COVID-19 procedures are being implemented and complied with in full transparency. The people of the country, especially cricket fans, have been asked for a conditional apology for being "insensitive and tone deaf" during these times.

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