Mumbai:The Mumbai Police wanted all IPL ties to end by 10 pm to fulfill the Supreme Court's directives over use of loudspeakers when it gave permission to Indianwin Sports, owners of Mumbai Indians franchise, to hold the Twenty20 matches at the Brabourne Stadium.
Mumbai's Joint Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, K L Prasad wanted this condition to be strictly adhered to while giving approval to host the IPL ties in the city through his letter dated March 13 to Ashishkumar Chauhan, the Director of Indiawin, which is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.
"The matches can commence at 6 pm so that they can get over by 10 pm to scrupulously follow the conditions laid down by the Hon'ble Supreme Court regarding ban on use of loudspeakers beyond 10 pm," said the letter.
This condition could not have been adhered to by the IPL, which has now shifted its second edition abroad, as the late matches during a day were scheduled to be held from 8 pm to 11 pm.
The earlier matches in a day were scheduled to be held from 4 to 7 pm.