DDCA loses further ground with Mudgal directive

Appointed to ensure smooth conduct of the upcoming World T20 matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, Mudgal is learnt to have told the host to keep the disputed ‘old pavilion’ free of paying spectators and corporate bigwigs.

Ferozeshah Kotla is set to lose 1800 seats in the old pavilion block, which is supposed to be only occupied by accredited journalists.   -  R. V. Moorthy

The latest directive from Justice Mukul Mudgal has made things more difficult for the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Appointed to ensure smooth conduct of the upcoming World T20 matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, Mudgal is learnt to have told the host to keep the disputed ‘old pavilion’ free of paying spectators and corporate bigwigs.

Following Delhi High Court ruling on a plea from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday, the DDCA has to ensure that the old pavilion is now used only for the accredited media. It may be recalled that the ASI had pointed out violation by the DDCA of building the structure within 100 metres of the ruins of Ferozeshah Kotla.

As a result of the latest development, the DDCA would lose 1800 seats in the old pavilion block.