BCCI gets fresh summons from I-T, asked details about IPL bids

Under scanner from multiple government agencies, the Cricket Board has been served with fresh summons by the Income Tax authorities seeking details about the conduct of Indian Premier League, including bids for franchisees and payments made by the cash rich T20 League.

The summons were issued on July 19 by the Office of Assistant Director of Income Tax, Mumbai to BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, asking the latter to present himself or a representative today and furnish details related to the IPL bids, a source said on Wednesday.

In reply, the BCCI on Wednesday informed the IT authorities that a representative of the Board would be present before it on July 23.

“Following the summons, the BCCI has sent a letter to the I-T department seeking more time and assured that a Cricket Board representative will meet the tax officials on July 23,” a source close to the development said.

Putting the onus on the BCCI as the parent body of the IPL, the I-T department had asked it to furnish details on certain issues, including why bids for franchisees were in US dollars, and the currency in which payments were made, the source said.

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