Rajasthan Royals no longer exist in the Indian Premier League. They are now referred to as ‘Royals’ due to opposition from several non-cricket parties.
After a two-year ban from IPL cricket, the inaugural champions will make their return for next year’s edition.
Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) may have to wait a tad longer for re-affiliation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after a lack of certainty over the date of hearing at the Rajasthan High Court.
If sources are to be believed, Jaipur venue might miss out on the IPL action yet again in the forthcoming tournament.
Rajasthan Royals made a lot of noise during the last hearing between RCA and the BCCI.
Justice Manish Bhandari had said he would try to resolve the issue in the Special General Meeting, on December 11.
After the SGM meeting, RCA President CP Joshi had requested the Board to allot Royals’ home games at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
However, the BCCI is yet to respond to the request made by the RCA.
“The judge wanted to know when the BCCI SGM was scheduled,” an RCA official told TOI. “When we informed him that it was on December 11, he had deferred the hearing to December 12.”
“However, owing to some miscommunication, the date was put as January 12 on the official register.
Justice Bhandari went off on a month-long vacation on December 13, and there wasn’t enough time to reschedule the hearing before his departure.”
After a lot of confusions over the uncertainty of the date, the date of hearing has now been postponed to January 12.
The Rajasthan Royals have had many issues over their home ground as Jaipur were not allowed to host matches in previous editions of the IPL.
But with Jaipur being a huge part of brand RR, the returning franchise will try their best to host their home matches exclusively in Jaipur.