Court curbs on free cricket match passes in Delhi

October 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday restrained the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) from distributing more than 10,000 complementary passes for matches at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium.

A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice S.P. Garg set aside the court’s Oct 13 order allowing DDCA’s plea to distribute 15,000 passes.

The Oct 13 order had modified a single judge’s order in February fixing the limit for the passes at 10,000 but clarified that the order was not confined to World Cup matches only but for other matches too.

The court directed the DDCA to comply with the its interim order till it finally decided the plea filed by Gurpreet Singh.

The petitioner had sought an order restraining the DDCA from printing, publishing and distributing complementary passes for the India-England ODI match here Monday.

He alleged that ignoring the February court order limiting the number of passes to 10,000, the single judge of the court in a recent order allowed DDCA’s plea to increase the number of complementary passes to 15,000.

Fixing the limit at 10,000, the court earlier had directed the DDCA to put 30,000 tickets of all denominations for sale online and give 5,000 tickets to banks for sale and sell the remaining tickets at stadium’s different gates.

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