Home > News >

IPL 2013: Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium cleared to host Rajasthan Royals’ matches

IPL 2013: Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium cleared to host Rajasthan Royals' matches

The RCA and Rajasthan state government signed a MOU for five years © AFP

Jaipur: Feb 10, 2013

The decks were finally cleared for the Rajasthan Cricket Association to host the home matches of Rajasthan Royals in IPL-VI after it decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government regarding the use of Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
 
A deadlock between the RCA and Rajasthan State Sports Council (RSSC) has threatened to take away all the home matches of Rajasthan Royals and to Ahmedabad and Rajkot in Gujarat.
 
The BCCI was compelled to take a decision in this regard but the hectic activity in top political circles and the court verdict paved the way for Jaipur to host at least some of the IPL matches.
 
In accord with a decision by the divisional bench of the High Court the RCA and State Government signed a MOU for five years.
 
“A MoU was signed between the RCA and the State Government which means that Jaipur would be hosting the home matches of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL-6. We have also deposited post dated Cheques of Rs.20, 00,000 (Twenty Lakhs) for each match.
 
“Dr. CP Joshi the president of the RCA has shown a good gesture by giving a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the Government for utilizing it for the cause of other sports in state,” said KK Sharma, the acting secretary of RCA.
 
“The government had added a clause in the MoU which states that the SMS stadium will remain to be a property of the state Government. We do not object to it. We are happy that we now have the possession through MoU. We have the right to use the North and the South Pavilion and we would start the preparation as soon as possible.
 
“We are determined to enhance the reputation of the state by holding the matches in grand fashion. He whole executive is eager to contribute for the cause,” he said.
 
The MOU between the RCA and the RSSC has expired in July last and the latter was reluctant to renew it owing to violations by RCA and its denials to clear the dues which amounted to crores.
 
The RCA had built pressure by refusing to bow to the demands of RSSC and the State Government, sidelining the RSSC, had then constituted a three member committee headed by Chief Secretary which had asked the RCA to deposit portion of dues.
 
The State Government had also written to BCCI directly but it almost sure that the Rajasthan Royals would play at Ahmedabad and Rajkot.
 
“As far as the question of dues of the past is concerned the course of law would decide the issue but as for now the MOU has given the green signal for the IPL-6 matches here. We have already talked to BCCI and they are well aware of the recent developments,” he added.

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 13, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Gros Islet, St Lucia

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 7 wkts

Scotland tour of Ireland, 2014

Sep 12, 2014  at Dublin

Scotland won by 8 wkts

Photos

India tour of England 2014: Highlights

Videos

Ajmal addresses media after being suspended

West Indies in complete command of 2nd Test against Bangladesh at Gros Islet

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in CLT20 2014 Preview: A pack of world-class players

Saeed Ajmal’s suspension: ICC catches big fish to send strong message on suspect actions

Kolkata Knight Riders in CLT20 2014: Heavyweights who stand an excellent chance of going the distance

Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014 Preview: South African unit high on quality

Bangladesh Bangladesh vs West Indies Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Lahore Lions vs Mumbai Indians Lahore vs MI MI vs Lahore Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

CLT20 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings get ready for opening game

Shahid Afridi appointed Pakistan’s T20 captain

Sohaib Maqsood could be considered for Pakistan’s T20 captaincy

CLT20 2014: What Mumbai Indians, Lahore Lions need to do to qualify for main draw

Mohammad Yousuf slams PCB’s decision to conduct domestic T20 tournament before ICC World Cup 2015

Perth Scorchers in CLT20 2014 Preview: BBL champions start as underdogs

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

Hansie Cronje — once he was a harmless, carefree prankster

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Lahore Lions’ fate mimics that of Pakistan

CLT20 2014 Qualifier match 5: Lahore Lions vs Southern Express — Key battles

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

635 Posts | 7 Fans

Yuvraj Singh in Anupam Kher show

Dhanush, Siddharth,Sivakarthikeyan applaud Shankar’s I!

Xiaomi Redmi 1S third sale on Flipkart to begin at 2PM today, up to 40,000 units on sale

Bypoll Election Results: Ruling Telugu Desam Party wins Nandigama Assembly bypoll in Andhra Pradesh

Revelead — medicines for mild hypertension may not be needed

Shahid Afridi appointed Pakistan’s T20 captain

Can Assam push BJP’s northeastward thrust?

NGOs pursue education for all

BlackBerry Classic latest photo leak reiterate the return of physical navigation and trackpad

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here