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Confusion continues at DDCA over 4th Test

The logjam regarding Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) hosting the fourth Test between India and South Africa continued on Monday with the tax department of the state government yet to give clearance for the game scheduled from December 3-7.

DDCA are supposed to pay entertainment tax in excess of Rs 24 crore in order to get clearance for organizing the match.

The last two days have been one of twists and turns even as DDCA vice president Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda met CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

“Myself and Chetan Chauhan met the CM yesterday and we told them about the exorbitant entertainment tax levied. Mr Kejriwal told us to get in touch with the relevant tax commissioner Sanjay Kumar,” Manchanda told a news agency on Monday.

“When we met the tax commissioner, he told us to file an appeal. There was no discussions on exemption but he said that he will issue a letter keeping the tax amount in abeyance. Which meant that matter will be resolved after the Test is over.

“Accordingly, we were told to come at the commissioner Kumar’s office at 4 pm. When we came, we were suddenly told by Kumar that they will get back to us late evening,” Manchanda said.
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