New Delhi:The International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned that it can take away 2021 men's T20 World Cup hosting rights from India after Board of Control for Cricket in India failed to secure a tax exemption for the tournament from the Indian government.
According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the ICC and BCCI have been exchanging e-mails, with the former threatening to terminate the contract award hosting rights to India for the 2021 tournament.
"In light of the BCCI's notification of force majeure, we would highlight the obligation on the BCCI set out in clause 20.1 a of the Host Agreement and that IBC (ICC Business Corporation) is entitled to terminate the agreement with immediate effect at any time from 18 May 2020," Jonathan Hall, the ICC's general counsel, wrote to the BCCI.
The BCCI had notified the ICC of force majeure, pointing to unforseen circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 situation in the country. The board had requested for the deadline to be extended till June 20 or 30 days after the lockdown, whichever is later.
The ICC, however, did not agree to the request saying the board had 'many years' to arrange the tax solution.(UNI)