Chennai: Bringing a temporary relief to the stand-off between the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and the Chennai Corporation, the Madras High Court has ordered an interim stay on the PWD notice hours after the Supreme Court ordered the corporation to de-seal stands for use during the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.
The news also came as a relief for a number of cricket fans who have bought tickets for the match, but the ruling as of now is just for Tuesday's match. Stands I, J and K had been sealed by the municipal corporation on Sunday after the Supreme Court vacated the stay granted by the Madras High Court.
Earlier, according to a PTI report, PWD officials had withdrawn the stability certificate for all the stands. Referring to the withdrawal, Chennai Police had on Monday issued a show cause notice to the TNCA, as to why the match slated for Tuesday cannot be cancelled as PRL (Public Resort License) issued by the police has been withdrawn now.
Police sources said the show cause notice also sought to know as to what steps TNCA has taken to refund the ticket fare, following the Supreme Court's interim injunction favouring the Chennai Corporation.
The Supreme Court, however, on Monday agreed to give an urgent hearing on Tuesday on the plea of TNCA for de-sealing of three stands in Chennai's M A Chidambaram Stadium.
The sealing came after the Supreme Court stayed the February 6 order of the Madras High Court.
With PTI inputs