Digvijaya Singh (source: Getty)
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday suggested IPL organisers to do away with cheerleaders and play tunes in praise of Lord Rama during T20 matches instead.
Singh said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan did not want to give entertainment tax exemption to three IPL matches to be played in Indore next month as he was averse to the idea of cheerleaders in the popular T20 tournament.
“What exactly is the problem in exempting IPL matches from entertainment tax? I have been told that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was averse to the idea of cheerleaders in the IPL,” he told reporters.
“In this connection, I have a suggestion... tunes praising Lord Rama should be played when fours and sixes are hit and a wicket falls instead of roping in cheerleaders,” he said.
“Considering the craze for cricket, the entertainment tax should be relaxed,” Singh said.
Three IPL matches will be played at Holkar Stadium in Indore on April 8, 10 and 20.