For another consecutive year, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), which manages Hyderabad's Uppal stadium and the GHMC locked horns over payment of property tax.
The Hindu reported:
On Friday, the Industrial Area Local Authority (IALA) and GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) served a notice to HCA, which manages the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, for failing to pay property tax dues. The officials from IALA, Uppal and East Zone, GHMC visited the stadium and handed the notice to the staff.
The HCA, reportedly has to pay Rs 14.26 crore to the GHMC in property tax dues for the past seven years.
Last year, a team of GHMC officials descended on Uppal Stadium to seal the venue for non-payment of property and other related taxes amounting to Rs. 12 crores.
A senior official of HCA, told The Hindu:
With the HCA Secretary K. John Manoj out of station and expected to be back on March 23, we are determined to resolve this issue amicably as the City is all set to host the IPL matches since it is the home venue for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (the first home game is on April 16 featuring SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders).