The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a plea challenging a Mumbai High Court ruling prohibiting IPL cricket matches in Maharashtra due to drought condition.
The plea was registered by the Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations.
The apex court bench dismissed the plea after taking into account the amount of water that would be needed for watering the cricket grounds for 12 matches scheduled in Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
The Mumbai High Court had on April 13 barred the holding of 13 Indian Premier League matches. Later, it modified its order permitting holding of one match in Nagpur.