Bombay High Court slams PIL filed against Indian Premier League

The petitioner had stated that the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches were violating the sound pollution norms and was demanding action against the same

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On Monday, July 17, Bombay High Court slammed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against India's most prestigious cricket tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL). The PIL was filed after the petitioner claimed that the cash-rich tournament had been violating the noise pollution norms and had demanded action against them. However, the court had turned down the PIL and said that 'let there be some noise'.

On the other hand, the petitioner stated that shouting and cheering during the matches is normal. However, he claimed that during an IPL match at Wankhede stadium in 2013 and a match at Pune's Subrata Roy Stadium in 2014, the noise levels broke the sound pollution norms by exceeding the limits.

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Accordingly, Advocate Kapil Soni had filed a PIL in Bombay HC in 2014 and had demanded action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). Alongside, he also complained that the matches would begin at 8:00 pm and the award distribution ceremony would last till 12:00 am.

The court dismissed the petition asking the petitioner to let the people have some fun since it is normal for people to cheer during cricket matches.

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