The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) today moved Delhi High Court seeking directions to the south municipal corporation to issue it an occupancy certificate to hold matches of upcoming T20 World Cup at Ferozshah Kotla stadium in March this year.
DDCA in an application has said it has been granted a no objection certificate (NOC) from Land and Development Officer (L&DO) for getting occupancy or completion certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and placed the NOC before the court.
DDCA has sought directions to SDMC to grant the occupancy certificate “upon applicant (DDCA) furnishing the undertaking subject to SDMC’s satisfaction for obtaining all the requisite compliances/NOCs within three weeks so that World Cup T20 matches can be held at Ferozshah Kotla ground”.
The court is expected to hear the matter next week.
In its application filed through advocate Sangram Patnaik, DDCA has also sought that the T20 World Cup matches be held under the supervision of Justice (Rtd) Mukul Mudgal.
It has also stated that the demand of Rs 83 lakh made by L&DO for issuing the NOC was actually payable to DDCA and not the other way round.
In its fresh plea, DDCA has said L&DO has apologised for the same and has assured return of the money (Rs 83 lakh) already lying with it and the amount (Rs 83 lakh) deposited by the association, that is a total of Rs 166 lakh.
The high court on November 18, 2015, while allowing DDCA to hold the India-South Africa test at Kotla, had directed it to obtain all clearances and NOCs from local authorities, including L&DO, by March 31 this year.