The Supreme Court allowed the BCCI to incur expenses of Rs 1.33 crore for holding the remaining two cricket Test matches between India and England scheduled at Mumbai and Chennai respectively, reports PTI. The court also approved expenses of Rs 25 lakh for the six matches (three ODIs and three T20s) to be played against England.
The bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked the apex cricketing board to submit the income-expenditure accounts of the Tests including those played at Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Mohali, and to be played Mumbai and Chennai.
“We allow this application (by the BCCI). The BCCI will be free to incur Rs 1.33 crore expenditure for two Test matches,” the bench said, adding, “We also permit the BCCI to incur expenses of upto Rs 25 lakh per match for six matches (three ODIs and three T-20s) scheduled to be played with England in January-February.”
The apex court on November 8 had allowed the BCCI to spend Rs 58.66 lakh for conducting the first Test match against England, starting at Rajkot on Wednesday.
The court on November 8 had also permitted the apex cricketing body to spend a similar amount for the other matches against England till December 3.