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Supreme Court allowed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to spend an amount of Rs 56 Lakh for Rajkot test match, which is first match of India-England test series.

The decision came after, BCCI moved to court in demand of the funds for the Rajkot test match, saying that , the match could not happen if the funds are not released.

Earlier BCCI had said in clear words that non-disbursal of the funds will result in the cancellation of tomorrow’s opening match of the India-England test series.

“There is a problem in holding the Test match commencing from tomorrow. We cannot release funds. There is an order of the Supreme Court asking state cricket associations to file undertakings that they will comply with the Lodha panel recommendations. This has not been done so far,”senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for BCCI, said.

If money is not given, then the match will be cancelled tomorrow, Sibal said earlier on yesterday, when Justice Dave said he will discuss with CJI during lunch to explore the possibility as to whether the plea can be heard tomorrow.