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India Could Lose Hosting Rights For 2021 Champions Trophy As ICC Considers Alternative Venues

10 February, 2018 4:00 AM
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India Could Lose Hosting Rights For 2021 Champions Trophy As ICC Considers Alternative Venues

In what could be a major blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and India's standing in the international sports community, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is exploring alternative host countries for the 2021 ICC Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to be held in India, due to a lack of tax exemptions from the Indian government. While the ICC said that it's management, supported by the BCCI, will continue the dialogue with the Indian government to find possible solutions, cricket's world governing body has directed it's management to explore alternative host countries in a similar time zone.

"In other matters, the Board expressed their concern around the absence of a tax exemption from the Indian Government for ICC events held in India despite ongoing efforts from both the ICC and BCCI to secure the exemption which is standard practice for major sporting events around the world," ICC said in a statement.

"The Board agreed that ICC management, supported by the BCCI will continue the dialogue with the Indian Government but in the meantime directed ICC management to explore alternative host countries in a similar time zone for the ICC Champions Trophy 2021."

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Source: sports.ndtv.com

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