On Tuesday, March 29, a police official claimed that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) owes INR 14.82 crore to Mumbai Police for the security offered to many cricket matches, reported the news agency PTI.
On the other hand, however, the MCA has paid INR 4.20 crore for the police security offered to the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. For the same, there were no outstanding amounts, cited the account.
According to the report, the police have sent many reminders to the officials in the MCA over the last couple of years that have fallen on deaf ears. It has been alleged that the charges have not been paid yet for those in regards to the security given to matches. These reportedly include the likes of women’s World Cup, T20, Test and One-Day matches.
On the IPL 2022 front, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Maharashtra government, have decided to permit a 25 per cent crowd capacity for the IPL’s first phase in the state from March 26 and April 15.
Similarly, in the debut match of this season’s IPL, Mumbai Indians (MI) set a target of 178 to its opponents Delhi Capitals (DC). However, DC managed to chase the score in the 18th over with a loss of 6 wickets.