BCCI to seek more time from ICC to conduct T20 World Cup in India

The ICC had earlier slated its meeting on June 1 to decide on the matter but it will now have to defer the decision.
Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 29 May 2021 2:38 pm

The T20 season is quickly approaching. Not only has the IPL 2021 been finalised to resume in the United Arab Emirates, it is further being said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is exploring all possibilities of conducting the T20 World Cup in India. For the same, the Indian cricket board has decided to seek more time from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stage the marquee event in India. The ICC has slated its meeting on June 1 to decide on the matter, but the world body may have to defer the decision on moving the October 18-November 15 tournament out of India in view of the BCCI’s request.

BCCI seeks 1 month time from ICC to asses the situation

The BCCI has reportedly seeked a time of 1 month from ICC to asses the pandemic situation in India and it will then take a decision on hosting the tournament in either India or UAE.

In addition, the BCCI formally decided to move the remainder of IPL to UAE. It was already being reported that the IPL may well be moved to that country after the BCCI has apparently already had an informal agreement with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) in the UAE. It is further being learned that the BCCI has taken the call to move the IPL out of India based on bad weather conditions in the country around September-October, which is the window that is likely to be finalised to conduct the remaining 31 matches.

Ganguly positive of getting tax exemption for the World Cup
Meanwhile, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly remains positive of getting tax exemption for the World Cup from the Indian government. Notably, the BCCI may end up paying a tax of over INR 900 crores, if they don’t get an exemption but given that board has had to suffer losses owing to the pandemic and with several amounts of money due to its players and staff, the board is hoping to get an exemption.
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