The International Cricket Council (ICC) held a meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was held through video conference. It declared to wait for one more month to declare the decision on conduct of T20 World Cup. The World Cup will be in organized in Australia. Additionally, the competition is scheduled to be held in October-November.
Moreover, the ICC stated that it wants to organize the event. Further, the boards is also looking towards the safety issues. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the board further stated that it will evaluate all circumstances regarding the safety of players. Moreover, will look into considering decisions of the host country, cricketers and partners. This will ensure that right decision is taken by ICC, stated the board.
The ICC Chief Executive, Manu Sawhney issued a statement after the meeting. He mentioned the rise in the cases in different countries. Further, he also stated that the health and safety is the first priority of ICC. He mentions that health of everyone involved in the game is top priority for the board.
In addition to this statement, he also said regarding the importance of taking right decision regarding the conduct of the competition. The board will consult sponsors, partners, players, governments, and players regarding the decision. This will help in taking the right one, said Mr. Sawhney.
Moreover, he also shared about the issue of tax exemptions. The ICC discussed the matter of tax exemption essential for the ICC events. It has extended the deadline given to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to come up with tax solution till the month of December. The ICC extended the deadline for tax exemption for the Indian Cricket Board. The BCCI is set to request tax exemption from the central government of the country. This tax exemption is necessary to organize ICC tournaments.