HC stays Delhi Govt.’s demand notice to GMR Sports

The Delhi High Court on Friday put a stay on the Delhi Government’s demand notice to GMR Sports Pvt Ltd, the owner of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, till May 6.

The GMR Sports has been slapped a demand notice for payment of entertainment tax for the upcoming T-20 matches at the rate of 15 percent on sponsorship receipts and submitting details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played here by Delhi Daredevils.

Earlier, the High Court had restrained the Delhi Government from taking any coercive steps till today against the IPL franchise owner.

In its application, the GMR Sports has sought directions to the respondents ‘not to withhold its application on the basis of non-payment of tax on sponsorship and non-submission of details of sponsors in respect of the matches to be played by the Delhi Daredevils in the ninth edition of the league till the final disposal of the petition.’

The GMR Sports has also sought direction to the authorities not to take any coercive action against it on this issue.