ICC Allows 7 Additional Players/Staff For T20 World Cup
Even as the Indian cricket board assured the International Cricket Council (ICC) that tax and visa issues related to this year's T20 World Cup in India will be resolved within a month, the world body has allowed participating nations to take up to seven additional players and/or support staff to their squad of 23.
The allowance for additional personnel comes in the wake of Covid-19.
"The ICC Board agreed to allow members to take up to seven additional players and/or support staff to accompany the squad of 23 to ICC senior events where a period of quarantine is required and/or teams are accommodated in a bio-secure bubble," said an ICC statement on Wednesday.
"The Board received an update on the ongoing preparations around the ICC men's T20 World Cup 2021 in India. This included an update from the BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] on positive discussions with the Indian government around tax arrangements and visa guarantees. It is anticipated that both issues will be resolved over the next month," said the statement.