The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have been exchanging heat with each other and showering fumes via email on the case of tax exemption.
The combat over tax exemption is going on since ICC T20 world cup in India. Now, the two bodies have been involved in exchanging emails over the issue regarding World Cup 2021 and 2023 that is to be held in India.
One of the officials from ICC asked Board of Control of Crickey in Inida to mention the efforts they are putting for World Cup’s tax exemption.
“The ICC and BCCI have been working in partnership to address the issue of tax exemptions for ICC events that is a requirement of the host agreement signed by all parties at the beginning of the cycle in 2015 and this work is ongoing,” an ICC spokesperson as quoted by Times Now.
“There are certain timelines within the agreements that we collectively work towards to ensure we can deliver successful world-class events and continue to invest in the sport of cricket. In addition to this, the ICC Board agreed on clear timelines for the resolution of the tax issues which we are guided by,” the spokesperson added.
The India’s cricket board did not like the tone in which ICC’s official sent them an email. However, the two boards are working to get their relation in a better flow. ICC revealed that it is India’s governing body that will decide the tax structure, not India’s cricket board.
BCCI and ICC exchanging heat over tax exemption
“The tax structure is not decided by the BCCI but by the Indian government. It is our government that decides whether the exemption will be possible or not. For the record, Formula One also wasn’t given tax exemption,” a senior official said.