The ongoing tax issue between ICC and BCCI could be the reason of India might not hosting the 2021 Champions Trophy and 2023 50-over World Cup.
The fight between the International Cricket Council and the BCCI over the tax issues have taken another turn as The ICC asked BCCI to pay US$23m (nearly Rs 160 cr) after suffering a loss in revenue while the Indian government refused to free the tax for the 2016 World Twenty20 tournament which was held in India.
Shashank Manohar, the former BCCI President who headed the game’s global governing body, expected that the BCCI will pay the money before December 31 or they will lose the opportunity to host the 2021 Champions trophy and the 2023 50-over World Cup, which are scheduled to be played in India. Though ICC still did not get the waiver for tax deductions from the central or state ministry, they are hopeful that BCCI will fulfill the demand. As per the report in TOI, BCCI, governed by Committee of Administrators (CoA), has only a few days in their hand to pay the amount.
Moreover, The ICC threatened that if BCCI fails to compensate in aforesaid time, then the amount will be deducted from India’s current financial year’s revenue share. For the World T20, Star TV, which is the official broadcaster of all the ICC tournaments, had already deducted all the taxes before paying the ICC. But now the global body wants BCCI to pay back the money.
On the other, BCCI had asked ICC about the record where they had agreed to the tax waiver, according to the news on Cricbuzz. However, they are convinced that they wouldn’t have to pay the tax if ICC fails to share the details and if the governing body deducts money from India’s revenue share, BCCI can also take legal actions against ICC as well.