There is a cloud of distress on the proposed IPL 2018 match on April 23 in the capital city New Delhi. High Court refused to give interim order regarding the use of broadcasting equipment for the E-block in view of the dilapidated condition of the old clubhouse of Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
The court’s sword is hanging on organizing the IPL match at Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium. The old house club located in the stadium wants to use the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) broadcasting companies, but its condition is not such that companies can set up equipment there.
The Court has said that if the old club building falls during the IPL match, then South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will be completely responsible for this act. The SDM will have to sign that if the building collapsed during the match or if one person was injured or died, then he will be responsible for this.
Earlier, Justice Rajiv Shakdhar had said that till South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) does not certify the structure fully by saying that building is safe, we can not release any order. The court had said that who will be responsible if the building collapses and what will happen if the SDM refuses to allow it. The court had said that we are not doing yes or no, if you still want to take the risk, then take it. Rajiv Shakdhar had issued a notice to the corporation and had asked to respond till 18th April.
SDM told the court that he has taken the services of a consultant who has given an interim report about the structural stability of the Old Club House. The final report will be available after the affidavit lane from DDCA. Old Club House is also known as RP Mehta Block.