On papers, the ICC vs BCCI tax battle appears to have taken a murky flip after the ICC Business Corporation (IBC) refused handy the Indian board an extension to find a tax answer. The ICC has in reality threatened that they’ll take away the 2021 T20 World Cup if the board fails to offer the exemption. But BCCI officers imagine that prudent ICC Directors won’t take any step that hurts the sport.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official mentioned that the Indian board has full religion within the administrators of the worldwide physique and imagine that they won’t commit harakiri by taking the worldwide occasion away from India.
“It is not the ICC, but some vested interests that come up with this story from time to time. Most of the ICC Directors are prudent and pragmatic and they would not permit these vested interests to lead the ICC down the path of harakiri. If they take this step, I assure you that the BCCI would still be laughing when the pieces fall, but the ICC would be worse for the wear,” the official mentioned.
“It is time for the ICC to move away from people who merely bring disputes with BCCI to the table and nothing else in terms of contribution. Anyone propped by such people will also be unacceptable.”
Earlier, a BCCI official within the know of developments mentioned that it’s unhappy that at a time when the world is preventing the coronavirus pandemic, such emails have are available in and there may be an try to put the Indian board beneath strain.
“I fail to understand how this is happening at this time when everyone is coming to grips with the pandemic. This is a complete and total failure of the ICC leadership and is a clear indication that change is imminent,” the official mentioned.
The BCCI was wanted to throw gentle on the tax exemption concern 18 months earlier than the 2021 T20 World Cup which meant the deadline was April. But the world has been beneath lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak and the Indian board has requested for an extension until June 30 or one month put up lockdown opening.
Another official mentioned the entire flip of occasions was stunning to say the least, particularly how the ICC mentioned that the IBC refused to conform to an extension.
“Interestingly, their lawyer Jonathan Hall has written that the IBC has rejected BCCI’s request. Now the question is how did this happen without the actual board seeing it and voting for/against it?” he enquired.
In truth, after the ICC CEC assembly in April, one of many executives had spoken in regards to the readability proven by BCCI secretary Jay Shah and the way world cricket wants the Indian board to affix arms with the England and Wales Cricket Board and assist the member boards out of the financial mess because of the suspension of all cricketing actions due to the coronavirus pandemic.