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BCCI moves Supreme Court for further relief in hosting England Tests

NEW DELHI: As reported by TOI on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI+ ) has decided to move the Supreme Court with an interim plea to allow it to draw funds amounting to Rs 1.33 crore for hosting the Mumbai and Chennai Test matches versus England.
The apex court will hear the plea at 3 pm today.
With the December 3 deadline the Supreme Court had given the board to incur expenses having passed, the BCCI’s stance is that it had no way of funding the remaining Tests without further relief from the apex court.
The fourth Test begins on December 8 (Thursday) and the final match is scheduled to start on December 16 in Chennai.
Last month, the Supreme Court had removed the hurdles created by various state associations and allowed the BCCI to incur expenses for the first three India v England Tests, at the time stating that the arrangement would continue until December 3. The BCCI had planned to raise the matter at the scheduled hearing on December 5, but when that was adjourned until December 9 due to a delayed flight carrying Chief Justice T S Thakur, the board had to wait further.bcci-logo
Speaking to TOI on Monday after the meeting was adjourned, the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke had told TOI that the BCCI will head to court “with an interim petition because there are no funds to host the last two Tests” and that “there’s no other choice”.


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