BCCI AGM: IPL expansion plan details, T20 WC 2021 and more

BCCI AGM: IPL expansion plan details, T20 WC 2021 and more

BCCI AGM: IPL expansion plan details, T20 WC 2021 and more

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Thursday (December 24), is predicted to think about the addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League during the board’s 89th Annual General Meeting, in Ahmedabad.

However, Cricbuzz understands that the auction for IPL 2021 is probably going to be a smaller one and thus the forthcoming season is unlikely to ascertain an instantaneous expansion of the league.

The second AGM under the leadership of president Sourav Ganguly will only have representation from 28 state associations, with nobody to represent Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tripura, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Railways, Services and every one India Universities.

Here are the opposite matters up for discussion:

Venues for 2021 T20 WC

A topic likely to be raised at the AGM are going to be the allocation of matches. albeit the BCCI has apprised the members in its agenda papers stating that Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai Delhi, Mohali, Dharamsala, Kolkata and Mumbai are going to be the venues to host the 2021 T20 WC, several other associations are likely to require objection thereto .

Recently, the Saurashtra Cricket Association, among several others, raised the difficulty of allocating games to more centres for the upcoming T20 WC.  BCCI has, however, also announced, “Given the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the above venues in India may change within the future.”

Tax exemption to ICC 

The state representatives also will be updated on the matters of the ICC, the National Cricket Academy and India’s Future Tours Program. one among the key issues up for discussion are going to be the tax exemption for the 2021 T20 WC. As per clause 10.20 of host agreement for World Cup T20 event, the BCCI is obligated to deliver to the ICC a full tax exemption for all income arising out of this event in favour of ICC, its subsidiaries and associates.

In May 2020, the ICC/IBC Board had agreed to increase the deadline to New Year’s Eve deadline for BCCI to verify a full tax exemption for the conduct of the T20 WC. If BCCI fails to secure a tax exemption for the ICC by the mentioned date, they’re going to need to agree on one among the 2 scenarios:

BCCI provides an undertaking that if the BCCI is unable to realize the requisite tax solution then any resulting tax liabilities by ICC/IBC/its Members are going to be depart against monies owed to the BCCI from ICC (including ICC distributions) which the BCCI are going to be responsible for any shortfall after depart .”


Earlier, Mahim Verma resignation left Rajeev Shukla to be elected unopposed because of post of vice chairman of BCCI remaining vacant. Meanwhile, Brijesh Patel and Khairul Majumdar will retain their positions within the IPL Governing Council, and can be joined by Pragyan Ojha – who has been elected because the ICA representative within the IPL Governing Council, replacing Surinder Khanna.

Other key matters

The AGM also will make appointments for the roles of Ombudsman and Ethics Officer, BCCI’s representative to the ICC, Cricket Committee and committee , and therefore the Umpires’ Committee.

A discussion also will be taken on “BCCI’s stand on the inclusion of cricket” within the 2028 l. a. Olympics.

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