A Public Interest Litigation has been filed at the Rajasthan High Court against three IPL matches scheduled to be held at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur in May. A lawyer named Mahesh Pareek filed the PIL on Thursday.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the Rajasthan High Court have sent notices to BCCI and the state government questioning the decision of moving IPL matches from one drought-hit state to another.
The petition stated that Rajasthan was also facing similar situations like Maharashtra where people are struggling due to scarcity of water.
The underground water, which is used to maintain the ground in the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur, has depleted.
Apart from BCCI and the state government, notices have also been sent to Public Health Engineering department (PHED), Water Resources Department, Sports and Youth department and Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). The high court have questioned their decision to agree to host IPL matches in May. The Rajasthan government has to reply to the PIL by April 27.
Earlier, the Bombay High Court had ordered to move all the IPL matches out of Maharashtra after April 30. The state of Maharashtra is facing a serious drought crisis. Thus, Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians had to opt for alternative home grounds. MS Dhoni's side have chosen Vishakapatnam as their alternative home ground for the rest of the season after May 1. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians opted for Jaipur.