BCCI versus ICC tax question: unlikely exemptions under Govt rule, world body calls "pledged timeframe."
The BCCI and ICC once again been the battleground of tax concessions for upcoming global cricket competitions in India as the former gears are the host of the 2021 T20 World Cup and of 50 over 50 activities in 2023.
Since before the 2016 World T20 in India the ICC and the BCCI have had a prolonged league over tax exemptions.
An ICC speaker said both sides tried to find a friendly solution.
The spokesperson, today PTI, stated that "The ICC and the BCCI were partnered to tackle the issue of the tax exemptions for ICC events as an obligation under the host agreement signed by all parties in 2015 at the beginning of the cycle.
"We actively work against such deadlines in negotiations to insure that we can plan productive foreign competitions and continue engaging in cricket sport.
"The ICC Board has also agreed to clear timetables for resolving the tax issues that we are guided by," added the Speaker.
The BCCI top-brass did not like the lot of the mail sent by the parents' legal chairman Jonathan Hall, while outgoings ICC Chief Shashank Manohar and Chief Executive Manu Sawhney were constantly in contact with BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah.