Ashish Nehra’s cricket farewell made extra special by Delhi High Court. Here’s why
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Ashish Nehra’s cricket farewell made extra special by Delhi High Court. Here’s why

The Delhi High Court has allowed Ashish Nehra to reserve seats in the Ferozeshah Kotla corporate box for his friends and family during the India vs New Zealand game in New Delhi on November 1.

india vs new zealand 2017 Updated: Oct 24, 2017 19:04 IST
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Ashish Nehra will be playing his last cricket match when India face New Zealand in New Delhi on November 1.(Getty Images)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra’s request for a corporate box for his family and friends to watch his last limited overs match on November 1 at Ferozeshah Kotla grounds in New Delhi.

Though a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva expressed reservations regarding the request, it granted the relief sought on the cricketer’s behalf by the court-appointed Administrator of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

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It said the request was being granted as a “one-time measure” as Nehra will be ending his international cricket career on November 1 when India would play New Zealand in an international T20 fixture.

The court also allowed the application moved by the Administrator, former Supreme Court judge Vikramajit Sen, seeking issuance of two complimentary passes each to the cricketing body’s employees, staff, selectors, coaches, match commentators as well as sportpersons associated with it, totalling 308.

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It permitted the issuance of the complimentary passes as in the peculiar circumstances that there was no elected body of DDCA and the request of the Administrator was reasonable.

The application, filed through advocate Pradeep Chhindra, sought issuance of these passes for the India-New Zealand match on November 1 and a India-Srilanka test match from November 6-11.

The plea was moved during the hearing of a 2010 petition of DDCA seeking occupancy certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to hold matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 18:54 IST