Yuvraj Singh’s luxurious villa in Goa, Morjim (Source: @YUVSTRONG12)
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The Goa Tourism Department issued a notice to former cricketer Yuvraj Singh for allegedly putting his villa in the state’s Morjim area for homestay without registering it relevant state authorities. The department also called him for a hearing on December 8.Goa Tourism Department issued the notice to Singh, and initiated proceedings under the Registration of Tourist Trade Act for failure to register the villa, situated in Varchawada, Morjim, with the department.
The notice also asked the 40-year old cricketer why penal action involving a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh must not be initiated against him for not registering the property under Tourist Trade Act.
“It has come to the notice of the undersigned that your residential premises located at Varchewada, Morjim, Pernem, Goa is allegedly functioning as a homestay and is being marked on online platforms like Airbnb,” the notice read.Casa Singh in Morjim
The Department of Tourism also quoted a tweeted by the former all rounder, in which Singh announced that he would be hosting an exclusive stay for a group of six at the property only on AirBnB.
Yuvraj Singh’s villa in Morjim (Source: AirBnB)
“This is where I spent time with my loved ones and the home is filled with memories of my years on the pitch,” Yuvi’s tweet had mentioned.
The notice further stated that persons intending to operate a hotel or guest house have to apply for registration with the relevant authorities before doing so.
Casa Singh view from deck
The notice stated that “every person intending to operate a Hotel/Guest House before operating it, has to apply for registration to the Prescribed Authority in the Prescribed manner.”
“Therefore, a notice is hereby given to you as to why penal action should not be initiated against you for default in registration under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982,” it added.
Yuvraj Singh’s villa in Goa (Source: AirBnB)
Directing the former cricketer to appear for a hearing, Deputy Director of Tourism Rajesh Kale in the November 18 notice said that if no reply is response is received before December 8, it will be assumed that grounds mentioned in the notice were correct “and on such assumption under Section 22 or in violation of any of the provisions of the Act, you shall be punishable with a fine which may extend up to Rs one lakh”.