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DDCA might get Rs 2.8 cr for Ind-SA Test from BCCI

Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, appointed observer for the recent India-South Africa test here, on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that DDCA may be entitled to an estimated Rs 2.8 crore as additional payment from BCCI for hosting the match at Ferozshah Kotla stadium last year.

Apart from the amount, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) would also be entitled to media rights shares for the test from BCCI, which will have to quantify the same, Justice Mudgal has said in a supplementary report submitted in the high court.

The report, which was placed before a bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vibhu Bakhru, has stated that the estimation of Rs 2.8 crore for the test in December 2015 was arrived at on the basis of the Rs 2.5 crore received by DDCA from BCCI for hosting the 2013 India-Australia test at the same stadium.

It has said that the accurate amount would be arrived at only after BCCI holds its annual general body meeting.

The report filed through advocate Nitin Mishra was taken on record by the court which listed the matter on February 22, when another report would be filed with regard to status of permissions obtained by DDCA to hold matches at the stadium.

The high court on November 18, 2015, while allowing DDCA to hold the India-South Africa test, had directed it to obtain all clearances from local authorities by March 31 this year. In his supplementary report, Justice Mudgal has also given recommendations on how the 10,000 complimentary passes ought to be distributed as well as how the association can fetch more revenue by giving corporate boxes, numbering around 40, for a long term of 10 years.

The report states that in the past the boxes were “given on long term for 10 years along with the rights of naming of end, hills, stands and pavilions fetching DDCA an income of approximately Rs 35 crore for 10 matches”.

“DDCA should immediately ensure that a long term arrangement for at least another 10 years is arrived at for the same by floating a tender urgently as this would fetch considerable revenue surplus for DDCA and augment its financial strength,” it has said. 
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