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  • Maharashtra Cricket Association cannot fetch water from Pavana river for IPL matches

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday restrained the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) from fetching water from the Pavana river for the upkeep of its stadiums in Pune. This means henceforth the MCA would not be getting water from the Maharashtra government for hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in future.

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    IPL 2018: Now, CSK to shift home from Pune? Bombay HC bars MCA from using water from Pavana river

    Mumbai, May 4 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today restrained the Maharashtra Cricket Association from drawing water from the Pavana river to maintain the Pune cricket stadium and held that the state government’s decision permitting the association to do so was “illegal”. The MCA, since six years, has been drawing water from the Pavana river after signing an agreement with the state government. The water was used to maintain the pitch and

  • IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings’ home matches shifted to Pune

    Chennai: In the wake of the ongoing Cauvery water dispute in Chennai, the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) matches of Chennai Super Kings have been shifted to the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s (MCA) Stadium in Pune.

  • MCA elections as per Lodha reforms

    Pune : City-based Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has adopted the new Constitution incorporating the Lodha panel reforms and elections to the cricket body will be held shortly according to it, its top office-bearer said.

  • Underpaid curators soft targets for bookies: Venkat Sundaram

    New Delhi : A curator falling to the lure of corrupt money doesn’t come as a surprise to former BCCI pitch committee chairman Venkat Sundaram, who says “underpaid groundsmen” are vulnerable to such approaches.

  • Pune wicket was not poor: Murali Vijay differs with ICC match referee

    Bengaluru : After match referee Chris Broad rated the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium pitch as “poor”, Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday said the controversial Pune track was challenging rather than “poor”.

  • Ajay Shirke wants a CBI enquiry for Pune cricket stadium after poor performance of India

    After the first test match between India and Australia, referee Chris Broad’s assessment on the pitch shook the BCCI. The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), which hosted the first Test between India and Australia in Pune, is not worried about match referee Chris Broad’s assessment of the pitch. Broad rated the deck as “poor” and the world body, in turn, has asked for an explanation from the BCCI.

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    BCCI vs Justice Lodha Committee: All you need to know

    It looks like the never-ending war between the Lodha Panel and richest cricket board in the world, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It all began in 2013, when certain cricketers were allegedly involved in spot-fixing in few matches of the Indian Premiere League (IPL). Ever since the spot-fixing scandal broke out during the sixth edition of IPL, Indian cricket kept hitting new lows. The issue kept getting murkier and things

  • BCCI needs me more than my state body: Ajay Shirke

    New Delhi : BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has made it clear that he will be relinquishing his post of president of Maharashtra Cricket Association as the “parent body will need him more” in a situation when it is going through major structural reforms.

  • KKR pip Pune Supergiants by two wickets

    Pune: Suryakumar Yadav’s 49-ball 60 was the backbone of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) run chase as they hunted down Rising Pune Supergiants’ 160/5 with two wickets and three balls to spare in a closely-fought Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Supreme Court moved against IPL shift

    New Delhi : The Mumbai Cricket Association and the Maharashtra Cricket Association moved the Supreme Court on Friday against the Bombay high court’s verdict shifting Indian Premier League matches out of the state.

  • IPL: Pune Warriors to play home games at MHA stadium

    Mumbai: Ending weeks of speculation, the Cricket Board today indicated in clear terms that Pune Warriors, owned by Sahara Group, would play all their IPL home games this season at Pune only.