Apex Court keeps IPL games out of drought-hit Maha

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The SC up­held on Wed­nes­day the Bom­bay HC’s or­der throw­ing all IPL matches out of drought-hit Ma­ha­rash­tra from April 30. Thirteen matches were moved out af­ter wide­spread out­rage over the wastage of water in main­tain­ing a cricket sta­dium and pitches at a time when vast swathes of the state were grap­pling with drought and a scorch­ing heat­wave. “We see no mer­its in the con­tention raised,” a bench headed by Chief Jus­tice TS Thakur said, dis­miss­ing the MCA and Ma­ha­rash­tra Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s appeals against the high court or­der.

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