The BCCI General Organization on Saturday approved the reopening of the IPL in the UAE in September and sought a month’s time from the ICC to take a final call at the ICC T20 World Cup to assess the condition of India’s coronavirus epidemic. A special meeting of the General Council was held online, which lasted 50 minutes. Both programs were unanimously approved by members.
The official said all the members would like to have a T20 World Cup in India by the end of October, but no decision has been taken about it now. “BCCI chief president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jai Shah will ask for time till July 1, then another SGM will be called to decide whether or not the T20 World Cup will be held in India,” he said. “The current state of health of the country is not something that we can make a final decision on,” he said.
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There is also a tax exemption issue, which is under discussion, said a senior member of the state association. He said, “The ICC wants tax exemption, but we must follow the government guidelines. The T20 World Cup in India benefits all sides, but in May you can’t talk about health in October. We need some time. ‘The IPL will be held in the UAE. Officials informed the general agency about the availability of players.
The official said the BCCI’s stance was clear that it did not request any board to allow players to play in the IPL despite England being unavailable due to the series against Pakistan. He said, “The priority now is to complete the remaining 31 matches of the IPL. The remaining issues will be solved. A member of the state association raised the issue of compensation for domestic cricketers but was told that this was not the right platform as the SGM was negotiating the agenda.
The BCCI has approved that the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 will be played in the UAE