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Petition filed in court seeking cancellation of IPL matches in Kanpur citing water shortage

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016,11:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kanpur | After Maharashtra and Rajasthan, IPL matches scheduled in Kanpur seem to be heading into trouble as an NGO here Friday filed a petition seeking cancellation of two encounters at Greenpark Stadium citing lack of water.

Greenpark is scheduled to host two matches of local hero Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions – against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19, and Mumbai Indians on May 21.

Anita Dua of NGO Lakshya said she had filed a petition before the Civil Judge (Junior Division) through a lawyer stating that the city is witnessing confrontation between people over water everyday. If IPL matches are allowed in the city, hundreds of litres of water would be required to prepare the pitches, which is wrong. So we’ve requested the matches not be allowed keeping in mind the problem, Dua said.

Hearing on the petition will take place on April 25.