BREAKING: Kejriwal govt ‘allows’ DDCA to host Test in Delhi


Qaiser Mohammad Ali


The Arvind Kejriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi government on Monday gave permission to the DDCA to host the fourth and final Test match against South Africa next month in Delhi after putting “in abeyance” the entire Rs 24.46 crore entertainment tax demand, DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda said.

“We [DDCA officials] met the Excise Commissioner Sanjay Kumar today and appealed to him to keep the Rs 24.46 crore entertainment demand in abeyance till the match is over. The government accepted our plea and has decided to keep the entire in abeyance. So, the fourth Test will now be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla,” Manchanda told

The DDCA is contesting the tax amount, saying it was not properly calculated. There was a big question mark on the match after the Delhi government slapped the Rs 24.46 crore entertainment demand, accumulated over the years.

The DDCA is virtually bankrupt at present, but hope to get funds from the BCCI to host the match, starting 3 December.

Detailed report to follow….