Ahmedabad: Good news for Indian Premier League (IPL) fans. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the green signal to add two more teams to the Cash Rich League, as everyone expected. The proposal was approved at the annual general meeting held in Ahmedabad on Thursday. If not, the decision will take effect in the 2022 season.
Although some members have proposed to hold the IPL with 10 teams from the 2021 season, the board management said that there is not enough time now and the new franchises cannot be decided in a hurry as bids have to be called for the two new teams.
At this AGM meeting, Rajiv Shukla officially took over the vacant post of BCCI Vice President. The two ICC tournaments to be hosted by India have also taken key decisions on hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup.
“We have taken a crucial decision to persuade the government to get tax exemption, especially in the management of these mega-tournaments,” a board member who attended the meeting told media. The board secretary said the treasurer would consult with the government on the matter soon.
India will host the 2021 T20 World Cup as well as the ODI World Cup. Secretary Jaisha and Treasurer Arun Dhoomal will soon hold talks with the government on the possibility of tax exemption in the case of these tournaments. If the government does not agree to the tax deduction .. We will make plans to adapt to it. The tax exemption for the 2016 T20 World Cup is already pending, ”the member told ANI.
Today’s meeting decided to support in principle the ICC decision to include cricket in the 2028 Olympics. First, it is expected to seek appropriate clarification from the ICC on the modalities of cricket entry into the Olympics.
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