The Goa tourism department has issued a notice to cricketer Yuvraj Singh for putting up his villa Morjim for homestay online without the authorities’ approval.
He still needs to register with the Morjim for homestay online and has been called for a hearing on December 8.
The registration of a homestay is a must with the tourism department under the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act, 1982.
Deputy Director of Tourism Rajesh Kale, in the November 18 notice addressed to the legendary player, has asked him to appear before him on December 8 at 11 am for a personal hearing.
Yuvraj will be fined INR one lakh if he cannot reply satisfactorily.
“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,” said the notice.
The department has also quoted a tweet from Yuvi where he had said about hosting a group of six at his Goa villa on Airbnb. “This is where I spent time with my loved ones, and the home is filled with memories of my years on the pitch.”
If Yuvraj doesn’t reply by December 8, all the charges mentioned in the notice will be considered correct, and he will have to shell out a fine of INR one lakh.