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Arvind Kejriwal-appointed panel recommends suspension of DDCA, India-SA Test in danger

According to CNN-IBN, the Arvind Kejriwal-appointed panel to probe irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has come up with the suggestion that the controversial body be suspended. It further added that the BCCI cannot convince it that there are no irregularities in the Delhi cricket board.

Arvind Kejriwal

The committee has also recommended that the BCCI should replace the DDCA with a body of professional cricketers, and that sports bodies like DDCA should be brought under the purview of RTI.

Earlier, it was reported that Delhi could lose out on hosting the 4th India-South Africa Test since clearance for the same had not been provided by the AAP government.

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

Related Read: India v/s South Africa: Confusion still not resolved at DDCA over fourth Test​

DDCA vice president Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda met Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday.

“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 PTI on Tuesday.

“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 to CNN IBN.

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