Advocate Vandana Shah has filed a PIL within the Bombay High Court has sought a path to the BCCI to pay Rs 1,000 crore as “damages” and make donations from their revenue to hospitals treating COVID-19 sufferers for holding the IPL 2021 amid the virus disaster in India.
IPL 2021 witnessed 29 matches earlier than the BCCI determined to postpone the match on May 4 (AFP Photo)
- BCCI has determined to indefinitely droop IPL 2021 because of the Covid-19 disaster
- The PIL has sought Rs 1000 crore as “damages” from the Indian cricket board
- The petition will likely be heard on Thursday by the Bombay High Court
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by an advocate within the Bombay High Court saying that the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) must be requested to produce oxygen and medical provides value over Rs 1000 crores, and no matter revenue they’ve made on this corona-ravaged time by holding the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 since April 9.
The plea, filed by advocate Vandana Shah, states that BCCI must be ordered to tender an unconditional apology to Indians for his or her “tone-deaf and arrogant behaviour.” The plea additionally says that the BCCI must be requested to organise crematoriums, since these are additionally overburdened.
Shah in her petition sought to query the accountability of BCCI in the direction of the general public. Shah says that she herself is a fan of the game however in such delicate occasions, lives are extra necessary.
“Due to this, the match scheduled to be held on Monday night was cancelled. Now, the plan is to shift all IPL matches that are to be played till May 30 to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Maharashtra already has a high number of COVID-19 cases,” Shah told the court.
The IPL Governing Council and BCCI held an emergency meeting on Tuesday where they unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 season with immediate effect. The decision come just hours after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals’ veteran spinner Amit Mishra tested positive for Covid-19.
In all, 4 players and 2 support staff members have contracted the virus along with a bus cleaner. Kolkata Knight Riders duo Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were the first two players to test positive on May 3 after which Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji also returned a positive result.
In a statement issued by the BCCI, the board said that it does not want to “compromise on the protection of the gamers, help employees and the opposite individuals concerned in organising the IPL.
This choice was taken preserving the protection, well being and well-being of all of the stakeholders in thoughts.”
The statement further added that with IPL 2021, they had “tried to herald some positivity and cheer”.
However, Shah says that even with postponement of the IPL, she would still press for her petition to be heard by high court for Rs 1000 crore as damages and an unconditional apology. The petition will be heard on Thursday by the Bombay High Court.