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Bombay High Court bans MCA from using Pavana Dam water for IPL 2018

This came in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Loksatta Andolan in 2016 who debated that the water was being wasted on the pitch whereas the state was suffering from drought.

Bombay High Court bans MCA from using Pavana Dam water for IPL 2018
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A month ago, Bombay High Court had directed BMC to file an affidavit stating whether it would provide additional water to Wankhede Stadium or not and had asked Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) to not use water from Pavana Dam until further notice.

Today, Bombay High Court barred MCA from using water from Pavana Dam. The High Court said that it's illegal to use Pavana's water for maintaining cricket pitches. This came in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Loksatta Andolan in 2016 who debated that the water was being wasted on the pitch whereas the state was suffering from drought.

Bombay High Court has cancelled all the agreements between the government and MCA regarding the Pavana Dam.

The MCA stadium at Pune is the home ground for Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League after being shifted from their original home, Chepauk Stadium due to the ongoing Cauvery dispute. In addition to this, the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 have also been shifted from Pune to Eden Garden Stadium, Kolkata.

The decision certainly raises concerns for Chennai Super Kings about their new home stadium, Pune International Stadium and brings us to the question, “Will the Super Kings migrate again in the search of another home turf?”

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