Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia has admitted that they could consider shifting their IPL 2016 games out of Nagpur, on the face of the Maharashtra water crisis. KXIP are scheduled to play three home matches in Nagpur.
"We are definitely considering shifting the matches on humanitarian grounds," Wadia told Times Now Monday evening. "The consideration has been done internally. Obviously, we can't hold matches when people of India are suffering and water crisis is a serious issue."
A decision will be taken whether the remaining IPL 2016 matches across the Maharashtra-based stadiums -- Wankhede in Mumbai, Vibarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur and the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune -- will take place as scheduled during a Bombay High Court hearing Tuesday.
The judicial body had allowed the first match of the competition between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to go on as scheduled last Saturday at Wankhede after the High Court announced that the petition filed to reschedule the match was too late.
Also, earlier in the day, a Karnataka-based advocate filed a PIL at the Karnataka High Court seeking to shifting the IPL 2016 matches from the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on the face of the water crisis in India.