Chennai, May 25: Madras High Court has upheld the plea to permit Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to open three stands to the public ahead of the second qualifier and the final of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League at M A Chidambaram Stadium on Thursday.
Three newly constructed stands - G, H and I at the M A Chidambaram Stadium were sealed by municipal authorities in August last year for violation of 'development control rules'.
Since the stands were empty, the stadium's backdrop was not looking good as there were rumours of the qualifier and the final being shifted to another venue due to the same reason.
Since the High Court has permitted TNCA to open the newly constructed stands to the public with an estimated capacity of 12,500, the officials who were pleased with the Court's order, released a statement stating the same, as ticket sales for both the matches will be available from Friday.
"The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is pleased to inform the public that the G, H and I stands will be opened to public for the Qualifier Match II Friday and Final Sunday.
"The tickets for the three stands have been priced at Rs. 500 and Rs. 750 for the lower and upper tiers, respectively," the release added.