MCA owes Mumbai Police INR 14.82 crore for providing protection during matches

In the most recent story, a Mumbai police officer said that the Mumbai Cricket Association owes the City Police 14.82 crores for security protection supplied at various cricket tournaments. The money in question is related to the Women’s World Cup, T20, Test, and One-Day matches staged by Mumbai Cricket Association over the years.

While COVID worries remain, the stadiums Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, and DY Patil Stadium will also host the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. For the seamless passage of the team buses, around 1000 police officers have been deployed.

According to the official, the Mumbai Cricket Association has already paid Rs 4.20 crore for the protection given by the City Police during the IPL matches, and no money is owed in that regard.

For the previous few decades, Mumbai has been at the core of Indian cricket, and the police officers have put in a lot of effort to make the event a success.

The Mumbai Police have also given green lanes for the current IPL season to guarantee that the players arrive on time and are not caught in traffic. The Mumbai Police is reportedly taking extra precautions to avoid traffic bottlenecks near venues such as the Wankhede and Brabourne Stadiums. Due to the matches being scheduled during peak traffic hours, each IPL team is also supplied with a police escort and enhanced protection.