BCCI may shift out beleaguered Rajasthan Royals' IPL games
The Royals, who are already planning to contest a $18.8 million fine handed down earlier this week by Enforcement Directorate for flouting foreign exchange rules, have been given until Wednesday by the BCCI to settle matters with its stadium owners or risk losing IPL home games, according to Wednesday's The Times of India.
"RCA (Rajasthan Cricket Association) has been given time until Wednesday before BCCI decides to shift the matches out of Rajasthan,'' the newspaper report quoted Gujarat Cricket Association secretary Rajesh Patel as saying. "If they are allotted to GCA, we will be more than happy to host them.''
The Royals have payment issues with the Rajasthan State Sports Council, which owns Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
The state council has refused to renew its memorandum of understanding with the Royals, which means the only international standard cricket stadium in the city may not be available to the team.
The Royals, who won the inaugural IPL in 2008 under then-captain Shane Warne, is already facing a testing time after the fine announced by the Enforcement Directorate.
"We are discussing the contents of the order with our lawyers and intend to launch a full appeal against the order,'' Royals said in a statement this week. "We will not be making any further statement on this matter at this
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