The choice, 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 advised PTI.
“There is very little chance of the World T20 going ahead in this situation. I don’t think either Cricket Australia or the top boards will mind,” he added.
It can be safely concluded that India shall be touring Australia on the finish of the yr as members are probably to offer extra priority to bilateral engagements to get better from the monetary losses incurred in the course of the pandemic.
The board member additionally mentioned it is not solely in regards to the nations 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 aware about the printed offers mentioned.
“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 comply with. “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 mentioned.
“With Chris Nenzani, BCCI will only believe when he puts pen to paper,” he added. The organisation of the IPL will largely rely on India’s COVID-19 scenario throughout that point however with the central authorities attempting to usher in normalcy, the league may get a five-week condensed window to go forward.
Some of the problems that BCCI in addition to all different stakeholders shall be coping with embrace, restricted or no spectators as per ICC rules. Limited variety of venues and improve of double-headers may very well be the way in which ahead. The organisation ought to be in such a fashion that every one international gamers coming in may have to go for a compulsory 14-day quarantine.
In that case, when do they arrive? Also when India tour Australia, they could additionally should quarantine themselves which suggests the crew wants no less than three weeks earlier than enjoying the primary Test.
The ICC Board can also be more likely to talk about the problem of tax exemption for the 2021 T20 WC in India as BCCI has sought extra time as a result of lockdown with the intention to get a clearer image from the federal government. 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 in relation to the nation’s current tax legal guidelines.
“If they didn’t change it in 2016 World T20, why would they change the rule in 2021. And the tax exemption is primarily on waiver of import duty of broadcast equipments. We can understand that exemption is required in Australia but here Star has a fully operational set-up with all production equipment. Why do you require exemption?” a BCCI official requested.
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