The International Cricket Council (ICC) will likely be hoping to end the deadlock surrounding the way forward for this 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia and kind the nomination course of for its subsequent chairman when the board members meet nearly on Wednesday.
The final ICC board meet was a moist squib with leaks of categorised e-mails gaining priority over the agenda. And the board members would count on some concrete selections to end the logjam over this 12 months’s T20 World Cup Down Under, which appears to be like more and more unbelievable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So would the BCCI agree to push their version (2021) to 2022 if Cricket Australia requests?
“Let ICC first announce what they intend to do with this year’s World T20. There has been no formal announcement with regards to this year’s edition,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal advised PTI.
“Either India hold their edition as per schedule in 2021 with Australia organising theirs in 2022 or vice versa. In any case, a decision needs to be taken considering the members will need to plan their bilateral engagements,” a senior official privy to ICC board room politics mentioned on situations of anonymity.
The different facet will likely be broadcaster, Star India, which has invested closely in each the IPL in addition to ICC occasions.
“Star is a stakeholder. Their opinion will also matter,” the official mentioned.
There is theory that the Poctober-November window for the T20 World cup could be taken up by the IPL if the ICC publicizes a postponement or cancellation.
Next chairman, Graves may need to contest
The different necessary facet will likely be whether or not ICC’s outgoing chairman Shashank Manohar and the board formally announce the nomination course of for his successor, which might function a number of aspirants with an goal to set new insurance policies.
While England and Wales Cricket Board’s Colin Graves was to be a unanimous selection no less than a month again and nonetheless stays the favorite, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and PCB chairman Ehsan Mani’s names doing rounds for the recent seat has made issues attention-grabbing.
The BCCI is, nevertheless, but to formally determine whether or not Ganguly will throw his hat within the ring.
“What’s the hurry? They will first announce election process and there will be a time-frame. We will decide in due course of time,” Dhumal mentioned when requested if the board has taken any determination.
What has been attention-grabbing is Mani’s identify arising as a left-discipline candidate with one specific board member wanting the PCB high man to take up the bid.
“There are 17 votes in ICC board which incorporates 12 Test-playing nations, three associates, unbiased member (Indra Nooyi on this case) and outgoing chairman’s vote. If any specific influential member controls 4 to 5 votes, the election might be determined.
“There could be a number of components. Will Ganguly like to go for contest if there may be an election? Ehsan actually gained’t have the BCCI’s backing in prevailing circumstances? BCCI has shared a very good rapport with Graves. Let’s wait and watch,” the veteran official mentioned.
The different lingering level of competition is the problem of tax exemption for the 2021 T20 World Cup scheduled in India.
The BCCI is already combating a battle as USD 23.7 million tax payable for the 2016 version in India is at present beneath the purview of Disputes Resolutions Committee.
As far because the ICC is worried, their competition is that there’s a dedication from BCCI to get the tax exemption which isn’t doable with out the inexperienced mild from the central authorities.The BCCI has sought time due to the countrywide lockdown in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.