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IPL drought row: 'BCCI criticised despite good work'

April 13, 2016 10:52 IST

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IMAGE: The groundstaff water the pitch at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI.

Downplaying accusations by critics over the Indian Premier League drought row, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur, on Wednesday, said that the cricket body is being judged despite of the good work it is doing in the matter.

"BCCI has clarified that we won't take any portable water and that the sewerage treated water will be used. Now, I feel it's a honorary job without honour, you get only criticism even after doing hard work," Thakur said.

Thakur asserted that BCCI has taken the right step and it should be welcomed and added that it will accept courts order.

The Mumbai High Court will examine BCCI's reply over its previous orders of considering shifting the IPL matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra.

The High Court in its last hearing asked the BCCI if they could provide 40 lakh litres of water that they had used earlier to the drought-affected areas.

The BCCI, however, insisted before the court that they would use recycled sewage water for maintaining pitches for the IPL matches to be held in Mumbai and Pune.

According to the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) lawyer, the treated sewage water will be supplied by the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITF), which will in turn be helpful in tackling water crisis without using potable water.

Source: ANI