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Haryana Sportsperson ask to deposit one-third of their income to state government

Haryana Sportsperson ask to deposit one-third of their income to state government

Haryana sportspersons have been asked to deposit one-third of their income which they earned from professional sport or commercial endorsements to the Haryana state sports council by Haryana Sports and youth affairs department.

As per the report, the amount will be used for development of sports in the state.

"One-third of the income earned by sports-persons from professional sports or commercial endorsements will be deposited with the Haryana State Sports Council. The money shall be used for the development of sports in the state," the notification stated.

It further stated that athletes who are employed in any department of the state government or any other government bodies participating in professional sports or commercial endorsements will be accorded extraordinary leave without pay.

The circular said that in case the "sportsperson is treated on duty with prior approval of the competent authority while taking part in professional sports or commercial endorsements, the full income earned by the sportsperson on this account will be deposited with Haryana State Sports Council."

It is not the first when Haryana government has faced the controversy.

This year, 22 athletes won medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. The winners were not felicitated by the state government as the players threatened a walkout over the state government's proposal to take a cut of their prize money.