MCA mulls legal options as BCCI gears up to host India-West Indies ODI at CCI

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Cricket Club of India is gearing up to host a one-day international cricket match after more than a decade. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has allotted the match to the CCI after the Mumbai Cricket Association, the governing body for cricket in the Business Capital of India and original hosts of the game, had sought help from the BCCI to host the game.

MCA wanted the BCCI to host the game, citing financial issues as the  State cricket body is unable to operate its bank account due to administrative paralysis. BCCI’s move to shift the game from the Wankhede Stadium, the venue where MCA holds international games, to half a mile away at the CCI’s Brabourne Stadium has not gone well with the MCA.

CCI has started preparations to host an international tie after almost a decade. The ticket sales procedure and other details would be announced on Monday. Around 25,000 tickets will be available for sale.

CCI had last played host to an ODI in 2006, while the India-Sri Lanka Test in 2009 was the last international match at the Brabourne Stadium.

As the CCI has started preparation for the match on October 29, MCA is reportedly considering to file an SLP against the BCCI for allotting the hosting rights to the CCI.

The Mumbai Cricket Association is considering to move the Bombay High Court against the BCCI’s decision to shift the match from the Wankhede Stadium.

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The MCA on Saturday had shot off a letter to the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA), asking them the reasons behind moving the match. In a late development on Monday, MCA’s members and two affiliated clubs were said to have planned to move the Bombay High Court with a writ petition against the BCCI’s decision to move the match from Wankhede Stadium.