Let BCCI pay Rs 1000 crores as damages for staging IPL 2021 amid Covid crisis: PIL filed in Bombay High Court

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Advocate Vandana Shah has filed a PIL successful the Bombay High Court has sought a absorption to the BCCI to wage Rs 1,000 crore arsenic "damages" and marque donations from their nett to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients for holding the IPL 2021 amid the microorganism situation successful India.

IPL 2021 witnessed 29 matches earlier  the BCCI decided to postpone the tourney  connected  May 4 (AFP Photo)

IPL 2021 witnessed 29 matches earlier the BCCI decided to postpone the tourney connected May 4 (AFP Photo)


  • BCCI has decided to indefinitely suspend IPL 2021 owed to the Covid-19 crisis
  • The PIL has sought Rs 1000 crore arsenic "damages" from the Indian cricket board
  • The petition volition beryllium heard connected Thursday by the Bombay High Court

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by an advocator successful the Bombay High Court saying that the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) should beryllium asked to proviso oxygen and aesculapian supplies worthy implicit Rs 1000 crores, and immoderate nett they person made successful this corona-ravaged clip by holding the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 since April 9.

The plea, filed by advocator Vandana Shah, states that BCCI should beryllium ordered to tender an unconditional apology to Indians for their "tone-deaf and arrogant behaviour." The plea besides says that the BCCI should beryllium asked to organise crematoriums, since these are besides overburdened.

Shah successful her petition sought to question the accountability of BCCI towards the public. Shah says that she herself is simply a instrumentality of the athletics but successful specified delicate times, lives are much important.

"Due to this, the lucifer scheduled to beryllium held connected Monday nighttime was cancelled. Now, the program is to displacement each IPL matches that are to beryllium played till May 30 to the Wankhede Stadium successful Mumbai and the DY Patil Stadium successful Navi Mumbai. Maharashtra already has a precocious fig of COVID-19 cases,” Shah told the court.

The IPL Governing Council and BCCI held an exigency gathering connected Tuesday wherever they unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 play with contiguous effect. The determination travel conscionable hours aft Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ seasoned spinner Amit Mishra tested affirmative for Covid-19.

In all, 4 players and 2 enactment unit members person contracted the microorganism on with a autobus cleaner. Kolkata Knight Riders duo Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were the archetypal 2 players to trial affirmative connected May 3 aft which Chennai Super Kings bowling manager L Balaji besides returned a affirmative result.

In a connection issued by the BCCI, the committee said that it does not privation to "compromise connected the information of the players, enactment unit and the different participants progressive successful organising the IPL. This determination was taken keeping the safety, wellness and well-being of each the stakeholders successful mind."

The connection further added that with IPL 2021, they had "tried to bring successful immoderate positivity and cheer".

However, Shah says that adjacent with postponement of the IPL, she would inactive property for her petition to beryllium heard by precocious tribunal for Rs 1000 crore arsenic damages and an unconditional apology. The petition volition beryllium heard connected Thursday by the Bombay High Court.

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