January 9, 2011

Dalmiya requests to reconsider tax on World Cup matches

Jagmohan Dalmiya, President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) requested the state Finance Minister to withdraw the tax levied on tickets of cricket world cup to take place at the Eden Gardens. Dalmiya said the entertainment tax will increase the price of the tickets by 20%. At present the price of India match fixed at Rs 1,500 and Rs 1200 and for non-India matches at Rs 1000 and Rs 700.

Four matches in the world cup tournament ia scheduled to take place in the Eden Garden In West Bengal, India. India will play here only one match on February 17and the three other matches will be held on March 15, 18 and 20.

But Asim Dusgupta, the Finance Minister has not yet given his decision on the request Cricket Association of West Bengal has made. He has told to furnish all detail information about the arrangement. Mr Dalmiya also has promised the required information and hopeful the Minister will consider the matter.

Source: Net Indian