Here’s why India may lose chance to host Champions Trophy 2021 and Cricket World Cup 2023

It seems like there is no end to problems of BCCI at present. After recent loggerhead with Pakistan Cricket Board (BCCI), BCCI has faced another problem and this time it is with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The world cricket body has warned BCCI to pay them 23 million US dollars (about Rs. 161 crore) as compensation for tax deduction, otherwise the latter can lose the opportunity to host future tournaments of Champions Trophy 2021 and the Cricket World Cup 2023.

ICC’s current chairperson Shashank Manohar has asked BCCI to compensate the World cricket body for tax deductions, which occurred when India hosted the World T20 2016 tournament and did not get a waiver from Central Government for the event. BCCI was reminded of the demand recently, which was first mentioned by ICC in Singapore two months ago.

During World T20 tournament in 2016, Star TV had deducted all taxes while paying to ICC for broadcasting the tournament. Since BCCI could not get a waiver on tax from Indian government for the tournament, ICC wants BCCI to compensate for the same. BCCI has been given time till December 31, 2018 to pay the compensation amount of Rs. 161 crore (approx). Moreover, ICC also threatened BCCI with terrible consequences if it failed to meet the deadline for paying the fine. ICC has said that they may look for other options to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2021 and Cricket World Cup 2023.

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