New Delhi: The ICC has given BCCI time till June 28 to decide on the hosting of the T20 World Cup 2021. India was represented by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah in the online meeting of the ICC Board on June 1.
BCCI asked for time
The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is to be held in October-November this year. The BCCI had asked for a month’s time to host this tournament, which was given unanimously by the ICC Board.
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28 june got time
A source close to the ICC Board said, “Yes, the ICC Board has accepted the request of the BCCI and they have time till June 28 to take a decision on hosting the T20 World Cup in India.” He will come back to the board next month with a concrete plan.
UAE may get hosting
If the BCCI is unable to host the tournament, it will be held in the UAE. Before this there is to be IPL which will run till October 10. In such a situation, the hosting rights can remain with BCCI. BCCI is also looking for some window in 2022 if it is not possible in October-November.
A member of the ICC board said, ‘BCCI wants to host the global tournament in India. He doesn’t want to miss this opportunity. The ICC board is looking for two more windows. It is February 1, 2022, but the Women’s ODI World Cup is also to be held at the same time.
talk about tax
The board member said, ‘The second option is after the next IPL in June but such cities will have to be found where there will be no effect of monsoon. There is to be another T20 World Cup in Australia within 4 months of this. The BCCI is understood to have informed that the government is in talks with the government regarding the tax exemption of 900 crores and the board will continue to provide the latest information.
Also talk on WTC Final
Apart from this, it was also decided to conduct 4 more World Test Championships in the next cycle, which will be played in an eight-year cycle from 2023 to 2031. The final (ICC WTC Final) of the first World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) from 18 to 22 June.