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Ahead of T20 League match, TNCA moves SC for desealing of stands

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for de-sealing of three stands in Chennai's M A Chidambaram Stadium ahead of a T20 League match today.

delhi Updated: May 14, 2013 07:34 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for de-sealing of three stands in Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium ahead of a T20 League match on Monday.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra agreed to give an urgent hearing to the Association's plea in view of the T20 match and posted the matter for Tuesday.

TNCA has challenged Chennai Corporation's action of sealing three stands - I, J and K on the ground that they had been constructed without prior permission from the authorities concerned.

Seeking de-sealing of three stands, TNCA submitted that the three sealed stands were part of renovation work going on in the stadium and six stands have already been allowed by the Corporation.

It also submitted that stands be de-sealed as the tickets have already been sold for Tuesday's T20 match to be played in the stadium, which has already conducted seven matches of the ongoing T20 series without any hitch.

On Sunday, the Chennai Corporation sealed the three stands in the stadium, saying they were yet to get planning permission and building approval.

The sealing came after the Supreme Court stayed the February 6 order of the Madras High Court.

The high court had set aside orders of the Tamil Nadu housing and urban development department, Chennai metropolitan development authority, the Chennai corporation and the additional commissioner of police, in 2011 and 2012 which restrained TNCA from using the reconstructed stands in the stadium.