24 July 2021 last updated at 22:24 GMT
 
Loss of Rs 122 crore a year due to IPL
Friday 08 March 2013

The Maharashtra government had been losing a revenue of Rs 122 crore a year since 2008 due to the tax and other concessions given to the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari alleged here today.

Bhandari said the government was favouring the cash-rich league, when the state was reeling under a severe drought. The entertainment tax concession to IPL in Maharashtra was in a stark contrast to the situation in Delhi and Punjab where respective state governments charged entertainment tax, Bhandari said, adding that the state should recover the amount and use it for drought relief.

Punjab and Delhi governments also charge IPL for police security but not the state government, he claimed.

PTI

ICC Men's T20 World Cup groups announced
Australia, England, South Africa and the West Indies in one group of Super 12s, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and New Zealand in the other
BCCI to fly in replacements to UK
India's growing injury list is warranting fresh reinforcements being flown in to help the squad ahead of a five-Test series