Entertainment tax waived for World Cup matches in Eden

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Kolkata, Jan 25 (PTI) Cricket Association of Bengal chiefJagmohan Dalmiya today announced that the state government haswaived the entertainment tax for the World Cup matchesscheduled at the Eden Gardens.

Talking to reporters after the ICC team''s inspectiontoday, Dalmiya said, "The state finance minister has informedus that the entertainment tax will be exempted from all theWorld Cup matches."

The West Bengal government had a proposal of imposing 20per cent entertainment tax on the match tickets, putting theCAB in a tight position as a major chunk of the tickets hadalready been sold online minus the tax.

The CAB had earlier made a request to the stategovernment to reconsider the proposal arguing that the WorldCup is not a commercial tournament like that of IPL.

The tickets for the India-England match on February 27has been fixed at Rs 1500 and 1200 while for the remainingthree non-India matches it will be sold at Rs 1000 and Rs700.

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