The uncertainty over Sawai Mansingh Stadium being home ground for Rajasthan Royals during the sixth season of Indian Premier League, scheduled to start from April 3, seems to have subsided. After a few days of cropping up of names of Motera and Rajkot stadiums to be the host for home matches of Rajasthan Royals during IPL 6, a High Court bench has directed the Rajasthan Cricket Association to pay rent for the stadium with post dated cheques. The directive from the high Court obligates the Rajasthan Cricket Association to pay 20 lakh rupees post dated cheque for each of the 9 home matches to be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium for Rajasthan Royals.
Along with the post dated cheques of 20 lakh rupees for each match, the Rajasthan Cricket Association is also required to submit the Memorandum of Understanding with the state government for hosting the concerned matches. The High Court decision has told the Rajasthan Cricket Association to complete all of these procedures within 3 days time period. For the state government, the High Court has said that it has the right to recover the dues from the Rajasthan Cricket Association, which is around 1 crore Indian Rupees. However, the High Court has emphasized that this recovery should not come to hold the hosting of IPL matches.
While responding to the decision of the High Court, the counsel representing the Rajasthan Cricket Association, R N Mathur, said that Indian Premier League is in national interest and considering this, the Rajasthan Cricket Association is ready to pay the 20 lakh rupees rent for hosting the matches. But, at the same time, R N Mathur said that RCA requires an amount of around 118 crores for building up a new stadium and state government is serving no help in this regard.