PIL to restrain TNEB from supplying power for IPL matches
Madurai: A PIL seeking a direction to restrain the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and Power Grid Corporation of India from transmitting and supplying power to the M.A.Chidambaram stadium for holding any of the Indian Premier league-twenty20 matches, to be held from April 4, was on Tuesday filed in the Madras High court bench.
The petitioner A.Benitto said the BCCI was earning hundreds of crores of rupees by various means, and was the richest board in the world, and hence it should not be shown any consideration for power supply for holding IPL matches. With its heavy income, BCCI would able to install its own power generators for the matches.
Hence government should not provide power from its generating units. Besides the state was facing acute power shortage due to step-motherly treatment by the Centre, the petitioner alleged.