Free passes row: BBMP refuses to clear garbage from Chinnaswamy stadium

Updated: Apr 10, 2012, 14:43 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Bangalore: Giving a new twist to the ongoing free IPL passes row between its corporators and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has refused to clear the garbage piled up at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

Reports in the media citing sources said that the zonal joint commissioner has been instructed to not clear the garbage pile in the stadium.

Deputy mayor S Harish says that the State Cricket Association must give Rs 10-15 lakh towards garbage clearance and as advertisement tax.

“Tax has to be paid for every advertisement that is displayed inside and outside the stadium. Tax has to be paid even for the sponsors` logos on the players` dress during the match. Nothing has been paid," Deputy mayor S Harish was quoted as saying in media reports.

The row came to light when organizers refused to provide free passes to the Bangalore corporators.

The civic authority was pressuring KSCA to provide 450 passes for each match of the IPL 2012 season to be played at Chinnaswamy stadium for their 198 corporators.