Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi © Getty Images
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi © Getty Images

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) are presently fighting their political battles against the Delhi Government; on the other hand the Delhi High Court has issued an ultimatum to the association to get clearance on Feroz Shah Kotla stadium for hosting ICC World Twenty20 2016. The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) is likely to discuss the matter on Thursday, December 24 in Mumbai. The bench comprising Justices BD Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva had allowed DDCA to hold India-South Africa Test match between December 3 and 7 and no further matches shall be held without the completion of certificate as per the order passed on November 18. READ ALSO: AAP to set up inquiry commission to probe alleged DDCA irregularities

Retired HC judge Mukul Mudgal was to overlook the proceedings. BCCI official told Times of India, “We are aware of what is going on in Delhi. It is definitely a matter of concern. MV Sridhar, the World T20 tournament director, has done an inspection of all the venues and he will be submitting the report in Mumbai on Thursday [December 24]. The board members are likely to discuss Delhi’s problems on that day itself.” Former cricketer Kirti Azad had voiced his concern about the financial irregularities in DDCA at many occasions in the past. READ ALSO: Kirti Azad: My accusations against DDCA not personal

DDCA have applied for the completion certificate to South Delhi Municipal Corporation and are confident that they will receive the certificate before March 8.The clearances have to be acquired from Archaeological Survey of India and Delhi Urban Arts Commission along with no objection certificate from Land and Development Office. The Kotla stadium is scheduled to hosts four games including one semi-final of the tournament.