Decision on T20 World Cup to be held at ICC meeting deferred for one month; BCCI’s delay in tax exemption case till December.
Sports Desk- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has postponed a month’s decision on the future of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year. This was decided at the board’s virtual meeting on Wednesday. Here, the ICC has granted the BCCI deferred tax till December. The decision to organize the Women’s Cricket World Cup to be held in 2021 will also be decided next month.
The ICC board said, “agreed to continue exploring a number of contingency plans regarding the future of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 until next month whilst planning for delivery of the events in the scheduled window is ongoing.” The T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November.
“We will only get one chance to make this decision and it needs to be the right one, and as such we will continue to consult with our Members, broadcasters, partners, governments and players and to ensure that we make a well informed decision,” stated ICC CEO Manu Sawhney in a statement after Wednesday’s meeting.
The ICC agreed to the BCCI’s demand of extending the deadline for securing the requisite tax exemptions from the government to stage the T20 World Cup in 2021. The BCCI now has six more months to convince the Central government.