A Dharamsala-based advocate has moved the high court against the Himachal Pradesh government's decision to provide free of cost security to the India-West Indies one day international (ODI) match slated for October 17 at the international cricket stadium here.
The hearing on the writ petition, filed by advocate Vinay Sharma, has been fixed for Tuesday. Sharma said all the events at the stadium were held on the cost of public money and hence the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA)-the host organization-should be charged for the security and other facilities provided by the government.
“Besides, the HPCA is yet to pay the expenditure incurred during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches held at the venue, which comes to around Rs 10 crores,” said Sharma. It is worth mentioning that the state government, on October 9, decided not to charge for the security during the ODI or any other international match to be held at Dharamsala.
The government's move came amid the fierce battle it has been locked with the HPCA over the alleged irregularities in the functioning of the cricket body