New IPL teams, T20 World Cup tax exemption important things on BCCI AGM agenda

BCCI's 89th AGM will happen on December 24, 2020.

Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly The BCCI will hold its 89th AGM on December 24, 2020, and many important decisions will be on the agenda. Most important of all will be the inclusion of two new IPL franchises, a discussion on the contentious tax exemption demanded by the ICC for global events in India, and the formation of various cricket committees.

The BCCI will also have a new vice-president in Rajiv Shukla, who is going to officially take over after being put forth as the unanimous choice. Brijesh Patel will also continue to head the IPL governing council.

The biggest development could be the approval of new IPL teams but primarily from the 2022 edition.

"At this point, the 10-team IPL, if BCCI intends to conduct it in 2021, will be a hurried one given that the tendering process and a mega auction will be difficult to organize in such a short span of time. It is only fair that the approval is taken and the big 94 match tournament is held in 2022,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on the eve of the meeting.

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The BCCI also has one week left to give the ICC a complete assurance that the global body will get full tax exemption for holding the World T20 in October-November or else it will be shifted to the UAE. The current tax laws won't allow an exemption for a sporting event and it will be interesting to see what will be the BCCI's stand on the issue.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah will remain India's representative at the ICC on various issues like last year along with Ganguly.

Another issue to be discussed will be BCCI’s support of cricket in Olympics in the 2028 Los Angeles games. Because if BCCI supports cricket in the Olympics, it might end up losing its autonomy as being a National Sports Federation means coming under the ambit of sports ministry with constant government interventions.

BCCI will also discuss forming various new committees like the new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), along with various cricket committees like the umpiring committee and the technical committee are also likely to be formed.

(PTI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 23 Dec, 2020

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