Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday informed the Bombay High Court that it has paid all its dues to the government towards security cover provided by the police during the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches held in 2010-11.
A division bench of Justices SJ Vazifdar and BP Colabawalla was hearing a public interest litigation filed by one Santosh Pachlag regarding non-payment of over Rs five crore to police for security provided for IPL matches played in Navi Mumbai's DY Patil stadium.
The BCCI informed the court that the dues have been paid. The Vidarbha Cricket Association also informed the court that their dues of Rs two crore to the Nagpur rural police has also been paid to the government.
Following this, the bench disposed of the petition but observed in a lighter vein that considering the cash-rich IPL tournaments, the BCCI should have made the payments earlier.
According to the PIL, during the 2010 edition, six matches were held at the DY Patil stadium. In all, 3,345 police personnel were deployed at the stadium. As Navi Mumbai police was short-staffed, personnel from Pune and Satara districts were also deployed.