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India vs. England test series saved, SC allows BCCI to disburse Rs 56 lakh for Rajkot test

Supreme Court today 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 vs. England test series.

The apex court took the decision after BCCI approached it demanding 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.