Chas­ing Wa­ter on Cricket Field

The Economic Times - - The Edit Page -

The Bom­bay High Court’s bouncer to the BCCI to stay off from host­ing IPL matches in Ma­ha­rash­tra has come just in the nick of time. The parched state is reel­ing un­der the worst wa­ter crisis in years. The court has rightly said that peo­ple are more im­por­tant than IPL matches and wastage of wa­ter is crim­i­nal. That a whop­ping 60 lakh litres of wa­ter will go down the drain in the seven IPL matches start­ing this week is cause enough for con­cern. While the NGO, Save Wa­ter So­ci­ety, has done well to high­light the is­sue, the cricket board would do well to shift the matches to cen­tres that don’t have a wa­ter crisis.

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