The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) was trying to
get an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise to Indore. However,
the final decision will be taken by the BCCI and the IPL Governing
president and union minister of state for commerce and industry
Jyotiraditya Scindia said Indore is one of 10 cities shortlisted
for a new franchise.
Monday, the Bombay High Court will hear the Deccan Chargers
plea for a stay on the termination of its franchise agreement
by the BCCI.
to MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's stand against
IPL in the state, Scindia said that there was no need for
state government's support to get the IPL franchise or to
play IPL in the state.
noted that with other franchises like Punjab, Delhi or Mumbai,
there is no involvement of state government anywhere.
the MPCA meeting, Scindia said a decision has been taken to
buy land in Indore and Jabalpur division.
at Super Corridor in Indore is our priority. Talks with the
Indore Divisional Authority are on and we are hopeful that
the state government will co-operate with us. Administration
had already allotted around 100 acres land for multi- purpose
sports complex at Super Corridor and the MPCA is ready to
purchase 25 to 30 acres of land even at market rate".