Mumbai:IPL 3 has opened in Mumbai, and will close there. Maharashtra will host 14 of the 60 scheduled matches of this multi-crore extravagance, but the state will gain little. Strangely, the Maharashtra government has given up on charging IPL entertainment tax. A levy it normally imposes on all entertainment acts but certainly not IPL.
Two months after it decided to levy a 25 per cent entertainment tax on IPL ticket sales, it has not moved an inch towards enforcing the tax, giving up on the 12 crores it would have earned from the 14 matches being played in the state.