MA Chidambaram Stadium unlikely to host IPL match on Tuesday

Updated: 13 May 2013 23:56 IST

On Sunday, the Chennai Corporation sealed the three stands in the stadium, saying they were yet to get planning permission and building approval.

MA Chidambaram Stadium unlikely to host IPL match on Tuesday
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MA Chidambram Stadium in Chennai is unlikely to host Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday owing to the Tamil Nadu government cancelling the Structural stability certificate of its 9 stands.

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Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has received a letter from the Tamil Nadu government cancelling the structural stability certificate for 9 stands of MA Chidambaram," a TNCA source told NDTV.

"TN government says there is a difference of nomenclature between the plan submitted to the corporation and the numbering of stands in the stadium, which means Tuesday's match at the stadium is doubtful," the source added.

However, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association restraining Chennai corporation to seal three stands in the stadium ahead of an IPL match on Tuesday.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra agreed to give an urgent hearing to the Association's plea in view of the IPL match.

TNCA has challenged Chennai Corporation's action of sealing three stands -- I, J and K on the grounds that they had been constructed without prior permission from the authorities concerned.

Seeking de-sealing of three stands, TNCA submitted that the sealed stands were part of renovation work going on in the stadium and six stands have already been allowed by the Corporation.

It also submitted that stands be de-sealed as the tickets have already been sold for Tuesday's IPL match.

On Sunday, the Chennai Corporation sealed the three stands in the stadium, saying they were yet to get planning permission and building approval.

The sealing came after the Supreme Court stayed the February 6 order of the Madras High Court.

The high court had set aside orders of the Tamil Nadu Housing and Urban Development Department, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, the Chennai Corporation and the Additional Commissioner of Police, in 2011 and 2012 which restrained TNCA from using the reconstructed stands in the stadium.

(With inputs from PTI)

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