New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has said that the Indian Premier League will be brought under the Tamil Nadu entertainment tax act. This will mean that 23 to 28 per cent of ticket collection will go to the state government's coffers.
The government announcement is in response to a Madras High Court observation last month that it "could not appreciate" a tax exemption to IPL. It had sought a response from the Tamil Nadu government on the issue.
The court had also directed the state government to file a counter by July 14 to a PIL which had sought regulation of IPL matches in the state according to Tamil Nadu Entertainment Tax and Tamil Nadu Cinemas Act since the BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association organise the matches for the entertainment of the public.