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Jaipur all set to host IPL matches

The four year ban on the Indian Premier League was on Thursday lifted following the Rajasthan High Court order to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to hold matches in Jaipur

jaipur Updated: Jan 25, 2018 22:16 IST
HT Correspondent
Jaipur will host Indian Premier League matches from April  following the revoking of the suspension of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
Jaipur will host Indian Premier League matches from April following the revoking of the suspension of the Rajasthan Cricket Association. (Representative Picture/ HT File/Getty Images.)

The four year ban on the Indian Premier League (IPL) was on Thursday lifted following the Rajasthan High Court order to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to hold matches in Jaipur.

“We are ready to host IPL matches in Jaipur but need the support of state government as a memorandum of understanding is going to be signed on February 27,” BCCI counsel Angad Mirdha told the court.

“The matches will be played in April and the cricket ground has to be upgraded,” he said.

The state sports council has demanded ₹27 crore due from the previous IPL matches played at the venue but the court maintained that it was an internal between the BCCI and the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and should be sorted out among the two, Mirdha said.

The state sports council, however, said that it will support the BCCI in hosting IPL matches in Jaipur.

The RCA will be giving an undertaking to the BCCI regarding revoking the suspension of the state cricket association, said RCA secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu.

“The RCA’s suspension will be automatically revoked the moment the undertaking is submitted to the BCCI.”

BCCI chief executive officer Rahul Johri had written a letter to the RCA on December 11, 2017, with six conditions, five of which were about voting and one about an undertaking, which the RCA has complied with, he said.

“The RCA will now work as full-fledged BCCI unit.”

RCA president CP Joshi said he had promised that his first job was to revoke the suspension from the state cricket body and it has been revoked.

“I would like to thank people who supported us and now we will try our best to host good cricket in Rajasthan,” he said, adding that the RCA will seek financial assistance from the BCCI.

BCCI executive president CK Khanna said he personally wanted that IPL matches of the Rajasthan Royals be hosted in Jaipur.