After furor over water that would be wasted during IPL Matches in Maharashtra, BCCI now plans to use treated sewage water to maintain the pitches.
Senior advocate Rafiq Dada told Bombay High Court, “We are not going to use tanker. Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) will provide 7 to 8 tankers of sewage treated water per day.”
Also, the franchise Kings XI Punjab has offered to shift its matches out of the state.
Kings XI has its three matches in Nagpur, which it now plans to shift to Kanpur, Indore, Ranchi.
Earlier, the Court pulled up BCCI for wasting water over IPL matches amidst severe water crisis in the state.
Of the matches to be played in IPL this year, 20 will be held in Maharashtra, including both the opening and the final match both of which will be played at Wankhede. According to officials, 40-60 lakh litres of water will be used for the matches.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently made it clear that no potable water would be used for the cricket pitches being prepared for IPL matches this year in Maharashtra.