The postponement of this 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia to 2022, which could open up a window for the profitable Indian Premier League in October, is anticipated to be formalised when the International Cricket Council’s all-highly effective board holds a tele-convention on Thursday.
The resolution, whether it is formalised, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic will give members an opportunity to chalk out their bilateral blue-print within the coming months.
“There is a good chance that postponement of World T20 will be decided during Thursday’s board meeting. Whether there will be a formal announcement or not is the question,” an ICC board member instructed PTI on circumstances of anonymity.
“There is very little chance of World T20 going ahead in this situation. I don’t think either Cricket Australia or the top boards will mind,” he added.
PTI had reported on May 15 that ICC’s Events Committee — led by Chris Tetley — would possibly current a number of choices and one of many choices that members are doubtless to critically ponder is shifting the match to October-November, 2022 whereas India hosts its version in 2021.
It can even be safely concluded that India will be touring Australia on the finish of the 12 months as members are doubtless to give extra priority to bilateral engagements to get better from the monetary losses incurred in the course of the pandemic.
The board member additionally stated that it’s not solely concerning the international locations but additionally about broadcasters Star Sports, which by the way holds rights for each the ICC occasions in addition to BCCI’s ‘India Cricket’ rights and the IPL rights.
“There are a few questions that need to be asked. The commercial viability of having a T20 World Cup in February-March 2021. Before that, an IPL in October-November window and another IPL in the March-May window,” a BCCI insider privy to the printed offers stated.
“So we are looking at three big-ticket tournaments in six months. In this current economic scenario, that will be a very bad call,” he added.
He additionally listed the bilateral engagements that the BCCI will agree to.
“India is most certainly going to Australia and England is coming for a five-match series in India. As far as South Africa T20 series is concerned, let Cricket South Africa decide where they stand as far as ICC policy matters are concerned,” the supply stated.
“With Chris Nenzani, BCCI will solely consider when he places pen to paper,he added.
The organisation of the Indian Premier League will largely rely on India’s COVID-19 state of affairs throughout that point however with the central authorities making an attempt to usher in normalcy, the money-wealthy league may get a 5-week condensed window to go forward.
Some of the problems that BCCI in addition to all different stakeholders will be coping with embody, restricted or no spectators as per ICC rules.
Limited variety of venues and enhance of double-headers may be the best way ahead. Also the organisation ought to be in such a way that every one overseas gamers coming in would possibly want to go for a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
In that case, when do they arrive? Also when India tour Australia, they could even have to quarantine themselves which suggests the staff wants at the very least three weeks earlier than enjoying the primary Test.
Tax Exemption for 2021 T20 World Cup
The ICC Board can be doubtless to talk about the difficulty of tax exemption for the 2021 World T20 in India as BCCI has sought extra time due to the lockdown so as to get a clearer image from the federal government.
Already, the 2016 World T20 tax rebate challenge has been referred to the tribunal. The deadline to get tax exemption was December 2019 however it’s understood that the BCCI can hardly do something when it comes to the nation’s present tax legal guidelines.
“If they didn’t change it in 2016 World T20, why would they alter the rule in 2021. And additionally the tax exemption is totally on waiver of import obligation of broadcast equipments.
“We can perceive that exemption is required in Australia however right here Star has a completely operational set-up with all manufacturing equipments. Why do you require exemption?” the BCCI official requested.
Will ICC then deduct the tax waiver quantity from India’s income share? Only time will inform as the worldwide physique will get a brand new chairman in two months.
Process to elect subsequent chairman
The strategy of nomination to elect the brand new chairman will begin quickly. While England and Wales Cricket Board’s former chairman Colin Graves is the favorite, tables may nicely flip as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly would possibly throw his hat within the ring.
While there was no formal announcement from the BCCI, treasurer Arun Dhumal in a current interview to PTI stated that “Ganguly has the credentials” to grow to be one.