Drop cheerleaders, play tunes in praise of Lord Rama during IPL: Digvijay Singh

Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 12:00 IST | PTI

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has suggested that IPL organisers do away with cheerleaders and play tunes in praise of Lord Rama instead during T20 matches

Digvijay SinghDigvijay Singh

Indore: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today suggested IPL organisers do away with cheerleaders and play tunes in praise of Lord Rama instead during T20 matches.

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.

Cheerleaders in action during an IPL 9 matchCheerleaders in action during an IPL 9 match

"In this connection, I have a suggestion... tunes praising Lord Rama should be played when fours and sixes are hit and wickets fall 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 here on April 8, 10 and 20.

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