New Delhi, Nov 8:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to spend upto Rs. 58.66 lakhs for the conduct of the first Test match between India and England starting at Rajkot on Wednesday.

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The bench headed by chief Justice T.S. Thakur said that the apex cricket body can spend a similar amount for the other matches to be played between India and England till December 3.

Allowing the BCCI to incur these expenses, the court said the amount will be released to meet the players’ allowances, insurance expenses and payment to the third umpire as per the contract entered into by the BCCI for the conduct of the match and not to Rajkot/Saurashtra Cricket Association. (IANS)