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ICC Allows 7 Additional Players/Staff For T20 World Cup

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By IANS News
April 01, 2021 • 22:37 PM View: 1371

The BCCI had missed a couple of deadlines, set by the ICC, for securing full tax exemption. The ICC had given two options -- seemingly the final ones - to the BCCI. They were: the T20 World Cup is relocated to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and other is that it provides an undertaking that if it fails to get the exemption then it will have to meet the tax liabilities, which could be a minimum of $31 million (Rs.226.58 crore) and a high of $124 million (Rs. 906.33 crores).

The BCCI also assured that it working to provide Pakistan team visas for the T20 World Cup. It is, however, not yet clear whether the promise for visas includes Pakistan fans and media, for which the Pakistan Cricket Board had demanded along with their team.

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The ICC also decided to postpone the inaugural women's under-19 World Cup due to the pandemic.

"The Board agreed to postpone the inaugural ICC Women's U19 Cricket World Cup 2021 which was due to be held in Bangladesh at the end of the year. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the establishment and subsequent development of the U-19 programs in many countries and teams would not be able prepare appropriately for a global event later this year. As such, the inaugural event will now take place in January 2023," the statement said.

"Similarly, to allow teams the best possible preparation, the global qualifier for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022, will also be postponed and will now be held in December 2021."



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