ICC Board meeting: BCCI to seek time for T20 World Cup decision, FTP and future of WTC to be discussed

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will seek one month’s time to determine on internet hosting the T20 World Cup in India within the wake of the Covid-19 when the International Cricket Council (ICC) board holds a digital assembly on Tuesday. An array of vital points, together with the Future Tours & Programmes for 2023-31 cycle and tax concern with the Indian cricket board can also be set to be discussed.

The BCCI, final week, confirmed that the rest of IPL 2021 would be held within the UAE in September-October however authorised its officers to seek an extension of time from the ICC over deciding the T20 World Cup fate. IPL 2021 was suspended on May 4 due to constructive Covid-19 circumstances in bio-bubbles and India has been struggling to take care of the 2nd wave of the pandemic.

While earlier, it was determined that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will attend the meet in individual, it’s learnt that now he’ll be current nearly and will solely go away for the UAE on Wednesday to have discussions on the organisation of IPL with Emirates Cricket Board.

There aren’t any concrete outcomes anticipated on the assembly and after July 1, the BCCI will maintain one other SGM. The ICC is probably going to make a proper announcement of its last choice throughout its annual convention that begins on July 18.

“The COVID-19 cases are reducing but obviously it is still not a situation where we can firmly commit to hosting the World T20. Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah are right in asking for one month’s time to decide,” a senior BCCI supply privy to developments advised PTI on Monday.

“Obviously, they will also get feedback from the government whether it would be prudent to host it in India.
“The second facet is that you simply by no means know when the circumstances will rise once more. Right now, the lockdown in varied components of the nation is yielding some good outcomes however as we had seen the sudden surge throughout IPL, the scenario stays fluid,” he said.

Tax issues

The other issue that the BCCI is facing currently is the tax waiver that ICC gets for its global events. It is understood that while the BCCI is in discussion with the top government functionaries, there are no easy solutions.

IF BCCI can’t arrange the tax waiver from the government, it will have to forgo ICC revenue to the tune of USD 125 million (INR 905 crore approx).

“In this post-pandemic world and a hostile financial local weather which is fairly hostile, the Indian authorities offering a tax aid shut to Rs 1000 crore for a cricket occasion looks as if wishful pondering,” the source said.
“But then if BCCI can pull it off, good for them. In any case, we aren’t probably to surrender on our internet hosting rights even whether it is held within the UAE,” the BCCI source added.

FTP Cycle 2023-31

The FTP for the next eight years between 2023 to 2031 will also be discussed with provision for the flagship ICC events apart from the bilateral series.

“Obviously due to the pandemic, each cricket board has misplaced cash and the bilateral occasions are the best way ahead to recuperate the prices. In any case, presently rested ICC CEO Manu Sawhney’s proposal of a marquee ICC occasion yearly was crimson flagged by the ‘Big Three’ a lot earlier.”

“They want to take care of the monetary well being of their boards,” the official further added.

Also the future of the World Test Championship will also be discussed after a much curtailed first edition due to the pandemic.

ICC chairman Greg Barclay, a few months back, had expressed his apprehensions about the future of the tournament but a lot of people believe that its prospects can’t be judged in a year where there was a global crisis.

Global Strategy going forward

The ICC will also discuss a strategy for the global growth of the game with special emphasis on women’s cricket.

India’s participation in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games has given ICC a big boost along with BCCI’s in-principle approval to take part in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

The ICC board wants to spread the game equally in 104 countries.

“Women’s sport is the subsequent large factor and T20 is a instrument to popularise girls’s sport globally,” the board supply stated. (With Inputs from PTI)

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