Subhash Desai filed PIL: Shiv Sena MLA Subhash Desai has filed PIL regarding tax from the Indian Premier League for the matches played in the state, Maharashtra. He has demanded that state government should collect the entertainment tax for the matches played in state. In the petition Subhash Deshai alleged that the government had decided to charge tax on the IPL during a cabinet meeting in month of January this year but their decision has still not implemented. From government side, Dhairyashil Nalavade told that to court that no such decision was taken on the issue of tax; however, there was discussion on the issue.
High Court sent notice to BCCI and IPL: Bombay high court issued the notice to Board of Control for Cricket in India and IPL on Thursday to know whether the Indian Premier League is a “profiteering” venture. Court has asked them to provide information about the income earned from the Twenty20 matches that were played in Maharashtra in third edition of IPL. Justices P B Majmudar and Rajesh Ketkar are looking at the issue and have also asked the IPL committee to maintain all accounts for the future matches of the season taking place in Maharashtra. The court has given direction to BCCI and IPL committee to submit the copies of their respective constitutions, and memorandum of articles on April 26, 2010. Court wants to know the details that whether IPL is a profiteering activity and the way in which BCCI and IPL are functioning in organizing series. Justices has asked to tell what controls BCCI has got over IPL. According to reports IPL is earning huge profit through tickets and other sources. Ticket rates are as high as Rs 40, 000 so court is seeking what are ticket rates.
IPL matches in Maharashtra:Mumbai Indians is team from Maharashtra so Mumbai has home ground and in this season many other matches are also scheduled in Mumbai which are making huge profit to franchises and IPL committee. Mumbai Indians have two home grounds, the Wankhede Stadium with capacity of 45, 000 and the Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy with sitting capacity of 55, 000. Brabourne Stadium is also included in the home ground of team from this season which was decided to include from previous season but that was hosted in South Africa. In this season as matches are not played in Hyderabad which is home city of last season champion, Deccan Chargers so Navi Mumbai so they played some matches in Navi Mumbai as their home ground. There are total 56 league matches in Indian Premier League matches from which 9 were played in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai stadiums. Both semi finals matches were also shifted to Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Academy due to security reason in Bangalore. Match for the third place is also scheduled on 24 April 2010 in Mumbai while final match of third season of Indian Premier League will also be played in Mumbai between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.Share