International Cricket Council (ICC) announces their final decision after long tension with BCCI. The ICC Champions Trophy 2020 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 did not have any more obstacles to organized in India. As per the present situation, India will be able to organize the next ICC Champions Trophy 2020 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The 13th ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament will be hosted in India. The final decision was taken at an ICC board meeting held in London.ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be the first time when India going to hosting ICC World cup alone. Before this India has jointly hosted Cricket world cup, With Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2011, With Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1996, With Pakistan in 1987
What were the obstacles for India in organizing the ICC tournament?
A few months back the ICC had claimed Rs.161 crore rupees as compensation from BCCI. Otherwise, India will miss the opportunity to organize the Champions Trophy for 2020 and the World Cup 2023.
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According to the ICC, the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 was held in India. At that time they paid a big amount tax for that tournament to the Government. The state government or the Center did not allow any tax exemption. Therefore, the ICC ordered the BCCI to pay Rs.161 crore as compensation.
Not only that, ICC was ordered to BCCI to pay the money within 2018.
It is also threatened that if the compensation is not paid within the stipulated time then ICC will deduct the amount from BCCI’s income of the current financial year.
Indian Cricket Board provokes anger against the ICC’s decision. There was no commitment that if the central government did not give tax relief then BCC will give it.
However, the matter seems to be over. The ICC has softened a lot in front of the strong Indian cricket board. They said the ICC was not taking away the Champions Trophy 2020 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament from India.
So the upcoming Champions Trophy 2020 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be hosted in India.
Summary of India as Cricket World Cup hosting nation
- Cricket World Cup 1987: India with Pakistan
- Cricket World Cup 1996: India with Sri Lanka Pakistan
- Cricket World Cup 2011: India with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
- Cricket World Cup 2023: Expected to be hosted by India alone