The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Board is assembly on Tuesday (June 1) to resolve, amongst different issues, India’s readiness to host T20 World Cup in October-November.
“The ICC Board will meet on Saturday to discuss various issues. One of the points of discussion would be the T20 World Cup,” confirmed an ICC official.
The ultimate resolution might, nonetheless, be taken on July 18 on the ICC annual convention. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November. Nonetheless, rise in Covid-19 instances in latest occasions has led to doubts over whether or not the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) would be capable of host the event.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), which can host the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been stored as a standby venue for T20 World Cup too. The BCCI is predicted to hunt time from the ICC and hope that the Covid scenario in India would enhance quickly.
An ICC recce crew, which was supposed to go to India in the course of the IPL, cancelled its go to following rise in Covid-19 instances. That additionally pushed ICC to maintain the UAE as a standby venue.
The opposite challenge that BCCI is dealing with at present is tax waiver that ICC will get for its international occasions. It’s understood that whereas BCCI is in dialogue with the highest authorities functionaries, there are not any straightforward options.
IF BCCI can’t organize the tax waiver from the federal government, it should forego ICC income to the tune of $125 million (INR 905 crore approx).
“In this post pandemic world and a hostile economic climate which is pretty hostile, the Indian government providing a tax relief close to Rs 1000 crore for a cricket event seems like wishful thinking,” the supply knowledgeable information company PTI.
“But then if BCCI can pull it off, good for them. In any case, we are not likely to give up on our hosting rights even if it is held in the UAE,” the BCCI supply added.
(with company inputs)