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Goa government circulates resolution before Cabinet in bid to be Host City

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Sports Editor

PANAJI: The Goa Government has circulated a ‘Resolution before the Cabinet’ which will give the state a chance to be one of the Host Cities, if All India Football Federation (AIFF) wins the bid to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.

After the successful launch of the U-17 World Cup for boys in 2017, Goa had expressed intent to be one of the Host Cities for the U-17 Women’s World Cup in November 2018.

“The resolution has been circulated and we expect to receive the approvals by the Cabinet ministers by Monday. The AIFF will be informed accordingly,” Ashok Kumar, secretary to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and sports secretary told The Navhind Times.

The Resolution circulated before the cabinet states:

“The Cabinet resolves to approve the proposal for signing of the Government Guarantee No 1 relating to security and legal matters for consideration of India’s bid to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in the year 2020. With regards to the signing of the Government Guarantee No 2 relating to Tax exemptions on State level the Cabinet resolves to grant exemptions from levy of GST as much as on tickets and entertainment taxes are concerned that fall under the review of the state Govt Provided the same is approved by the GST Council.”

“This note has been vetted by the Finance Department and approved by the Hon’ble Sports Minister and Hon’ble Finance Minister/Chief Minister vide U.O. No 659/F dated 18/02/2019.”

Margao was one of the six host cities selected by FIFA for the U-17 World Cup held in October 2017. Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati were the

others.

“The Government has been in discussion with AIFF for a while. There has been no deadline set by AIFF but we are fulfilling the prerequisites,” stated Ashok Kumar.

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