Former Indian allrounder Yuvraj Singh was issued a notice by the Goa Tourism Department for not registering his villa in Morjim with the tourism department before putting it up for a homestay. Located in Morjim, Singh’s villa called Casa Singh is located along the banks of the river Chapora. He highly recommended his fans and clients to stay at his minimalistic designed villa which also houses memorabilia from his cricketing career.
The state tourism department issued a notice stating he was running the premises without necessary permissions. The Tourism Department has asked the cricketer to appear for a hearing on December 8. The property is consist of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and Yuvraj put it up for a rental of Rs 1,212 a night excluding GST and other taxes.
Yuvraj shall be punishable with a fine which may extend up to INR 1 lakh: Notice
The deputy director of the tourism department said 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. A
"If no reply is received within the said date mentioned in this notice, it will be assumed that the grounds mentioned in this notice are correct and on such assumption under Section 22 or in violation of any of the provisions of this Act you shall be punishable with a fine which may extend up to Rs 1 lakh," it noticed issued to Singh.
"It has come to the notice that your residential premises located at Varchawada, Morjim, Pernem, Goa are allegedly functioning as a homestay and is being marketed on online platforms like 'Airbnb', Notice is hereby be 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." the notice stated.
The notice also mentions the Twitter post in which he said he would be hosting an exclusive stay at his Goa home and the department also mentioned his other website links where he has promoted it.