After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, PIL Against IPL Match In Kanpur

Kanpur too faces water scarcity, a PIL has hence been filed against the hosting of an IPL match in the city.

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After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, IPL matches scheduled in Kanpur seem to be heading into trouble as an NGO here on Friday filed a petition seeking cancellation of two encounters at Greenpark Stadium citing lack of water.

Greenpark is scheduled to host two matches of local boy Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions – against Kolkata Knight Riders on 19 May, and Mumbai Indians on 21 May.

Anita Dua of NGO Lakshya said she had filed a petition before the Civil Judge (Junior Division) through a lawyer stating the city faces confrontation between people over water everyday.

If IPL matches are allowed in the city hundreds of litres of water would be required to prepare the pitches. Which is wrong. So we’ve requested the matches not be allowed keeping in mind the problem.
Anita Dua

Hearing on the petition will take place on 25 April.

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