There is no one in charge; Sports Minister Abdul Rahman’s stance that the starving should not watch the game failed; No money came for the burning ticket


Thiruvananthapuram: With the leisure tax elevated from 5% to 12%, the ticket value has gone as much as 1000 and 2000, and the variety of spectators to observe the India-Sri Lanka match held at Kariyavattam this time could be very much less.

Solely greater than 6,000 tickets within the 40,000-seat stadium have been offered thus far. KCA is in a scenario the place folks should be introduced in from outdoors to fill the gallery. KCA is anxious that the lower within the variety of spectators will have an effect on the way forward for the Greenfield Stadium. It’s uncertain whether or not there was a match with out spectators like this, mentioned KCA President Jayesh George. BCCI has additionally shared the priority that the variety of spectators is low.

Sports activities Minister V Abdurrahman discouraged this with the assertion {that a} ravenous particular person shouldn’t go to observe the sport when there was a requirement from many quarters to scale back the ticket value. This assertion by the Sports activities Minister was to justify the rise in ticket costs for the India-Sri Lanka ODI match. When the communist events, often called the social gathering of the poor, have been in energy, there was a wave of protest towards this assertion by a sports activities minister.

Those that purchase tickets and by no means watch the sport criticize. Abdurrahman mentioned that the federal government ought to get the cash it deserves. A hungry man shouldn’t go to the sport. The minister’s insistence was that flats will be in-built Muttathara with tax cash. The minister mentioned that final time the ticket value was elevated and the complete cash was taken by BCCI.

This time, the federal government elevated the leisure tax by 12 p.c, which was 5 p.c in the course of the India-South Africa match held final September. With this, an extra Rs 120 for a Rs 1000 ticket and Rs 260 for a Rs 2000 ticket must be paid as leisure tax. That is along with 18% GST. Together with this, the whole tax will rise to 30%. India-Sri Lanka match might be held on fifteenth of this month. Tickets are priced at Rs 1,000 (18 per cent GST and 12 per cent leisure tax relevant) for the higher tier and Rs 2,000 (18 per cent GST and 12 per cent leisure tax relevant) for the decrease tier.



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