BCCI pays Rs 250 crore tax for last financial year

BCCI is in plans for a state-of-the-art stadium in Greater Noida Getty Images

Ghaziabad: Jul 16, 2011

Keeping its reputation of being India’s richest sporting body intact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has paid taxes to the tune of Rs 250 crore for the last financial year, association vice-president Rajiv Shukla informed the reporters.

“The BCCI has paid taxes amounting to Rs 250 crore. BCCI is the only sporting organisation that has paid such a huge amount of tax,” Shukla told the mediapersons after his meeting with the UPCA officials.

Shukla who also heads the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) also informed that a state-of-the-art stadium that is coming up in Greater Noida will be hosting IPL matches in near future.

“We will built good stadiums for aspirants at the grassroot level also. We want to increase the number of tournaments at the district level to improve the standard of competition in the state,” Shukla said.