New Delhi. The ICC Board meeting is going to be held in Dubai tomorrow. In the meeting, there can be a discussion about the hosting of the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November in India. On 29 May, the BCCI held a special meeting and asked the ICC to ask for more time. On May 4, 29 matches were postponed against IPL 2021 (IPL 2021) due to Corona. The remaining 31 matches are to be held in UAE in September-October. The BCCI has officially stated that there is another option for the UAE World Cup. Organizing in the country is a priority.
According to Khaleej Times, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla has reached the UAE for IPL preparations. Rajiv Shukla told that Board President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jai Shah and IPL Commissioner Brijesh Patel are coming to UAE soon. Ganguly and Shah are likely to attend the ICC meeting. Apart from IPL in UAE, board officials can also discuss with UAE board regarding hosting of T20 World Cup.
4 important issues of ICC meeting
1- Where is the T20 World Cup organized?
T20 World Cup is to be held in October-November. 16 teams will participate. (ICC Twitter)
The BCCI is making every effort to host the T20 World Cup in India. But more than 1.50 corona cases are still coming to the country every day. The possibility of a third wave is being expressed between September and November. In such a situation, how BCCI persuades ICC to give more time, it has to be seen. The board is also looking at the UAE as another option. In such a situation, there can be talk about both the host countries.
2-Who will hold the hosting rights?
If for some reason the T20 World Cup is held in the UAE instead of India, then there is a question about who will be the organizer of the tournament. If the hosting stays with India, then UAE will also get a large amount as the organizer. According to a report by Cricinfo, the host country will get around 2 crore rupees for every match. There are 45 matches in total. In such a situation, UAE board will get 90 crore rupees.
3- There was no talk about tax exemption
ICC is talking to BCCI about tax exemption. (File Photo)
The dispute between the BCCI and the ICC over the tax exemption during the World Cup has been going on since 2016. ICC withheld about 200 crores rupees from BCCI after not getting tax exemption during 2016 T20 World Cup. However, the BCCI has complained to the ICC dispute resolution committee about this. However, a decision has not been taken on this yet. If the World Cup takes place in India, then there can be a dispute of tax exemption. So far, no agreement has been reached between the board and the government. If the central government gives 10% exemption in tax, then the board will have to pay about 226 crore rupees. At the same time, in the event of not giving any exemption, the board will have to give 906 crore rupees. Although the board has been talking about organizing without tax exemption in the past.
4- Will Pakistan’s team be able to come to India or not?
If the World Cup takes place in India, then there will be a discussion regarding the arrival of Pakistan’s team to India. Both countries have not played bilateral series since 2012-13. However, during the ICC tournament, the players of Pakistan can get an exemption from the Government of India. Pak players came to India during the 2016 T20 World Cup. However, there are questions about playing matches in Mumbai. This time, the board has selected 9 Venues Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Dharamshala, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad for the T20 World Cup.
5- 14 teams can get chance in World Cup
In the meeting, 14 teams can be allowed to participate in One Day World Cup. Apart from this, the future tour program (FTP) of 2023-31 is also to be discussed. The ICC wants to conduct one tournament every year. But BCCI, Australia and England are not in its favor. In this case, there can be differences on this. Various boards say that this will affect the bilateral series.
Discussion is going on about the arrival of fans in IPL: BCCI
BCCI President Rajiv Shukla has reached UAE. (Rajeev Shukla Twitter)
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that the UAE board and other agencies will be talked about the remaining matches of the IPL. Hopefully, like last season, this time too the competition will be relaxed. On the question of fans coming to the stadium, they said that we will go according to the decision taken by the UAE authority. If they said that the fans should come, then fine and the fans were not allowed even then we are ready for it. On the question of foreign players not playing in the remaining matches, Rajiv Shukla said, ‘We are talking about it. Our focus is on completing the tournament. Indian players and foreign players will play. Some foreign players will no longer be there. But the tournament will be completed.
Players will get vaccinated before the tournament
Rajiv Shukla said that the first players of IPL will get vaccinated. The players who have played international have already got their first dose. He said that if it comes to giving vaccines to domestic players, we will follow the protocols of both UAE and India and get them vaccinated. He said that we have to complete the tournament in 20 days, because after this the T20 World Cup is to be held. It is our priority to have a tournament in India. UAE has been kept as another option.
IPL will be organized for the third time in UAE
The third time in the UAE will be played against the IPL. Earlier in 2014, the first 20 matches were held in the UAE, after which the remaining matches of the season were played in India. All 60 matches of 2020 were played in the UAE. Now the remaining 31 matches of the current season will also be held here. Apart from this, the T20 League was organized once more in the year 2009 in South Africa abroad.