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The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) reportedly stands to lose wherever from $58 million to $116 million by internet hosting the ICC ODI World Cup in 2023 in India if it fails to get the tax waiver from the central authorities. The marquee occasion is scheduled to be performed in India in October-November subsequent yr.

If the BCCI fails to get the compulsory tax waiver from ICC, which it’s anticipated to get as cricket is handled as a sport, then its share of the ICC’s central income pool on account of the tax imposed by the Indian authorities on the World Cup might be substantial.

The tax exemption has been a part of the host’s settlement the BCCI signed with the ICC in 2014, when three males’s occasions had been awarded to India: the 2016 World Cup, the 2018 Champions Trophy (later modified to the 2021 T20 World Cup, which was moved to the UAE and Oman) and the 2023 World Cup.

ODI World Cup trophy. Photo- YouTube
ODI World Cup trophy. Photograph- YouTube

Any Tax Incurred By BCCI By Internet hosting 2023 World Cup In India Will Be Adjusted From Its Share Of Income From ICC

As per the settlement, the BCCI was “obligated” to assist the ICC (and all its industrial companions concerned within the match) safe the tax waiver. Nonetheless, the tax waiver has been a contentious situation between the BCCI and the Indian authorities.

The Indian authorities had charged Star India 10.92% in taxes which led to ICC deducting “almost $23.5 million” from the central income pool from the T20 World Cup in 2016, the final ICC occasion India hosted.

The BCCI has challenged the ICC on that on the world physique’s disputes tribunal. Even because it awaits a closing resolution from the tribunal, the BCCI has stated it had opened discussions with India’s finance ministry to “ship a tax exemption or a tax resolution” for the 2023 World Cup.

BCCI. PHoto- Getty
BCCI. PHoto- Getty

“It’s to be famous that any tax price incurred by the ICC for the 2023 occasion in India might be adjusted with the BCCI’s share of income from the ICC,” the BCCI stated on Thursday as per ESPNCricinfo.

Although initially BCCI needed to get the exemption 18 months earlier than the occasion, it has requested ICC to increase the deadline to Might 31 this yr from April.

“In the beginning of this monetary yr, the BCCI had suggested the ICC that in keeping with the tax order for the 2016 occasion, it was anticipated {that a} 10% (excluding surcharges) tax order may very well be obtained as an interim measure for the 2023 occasion inside the required timeframe. The ICC has now acquired a 20% (excluding surcharges) tax order for its broadcast income for the 2023 occasion from the tax authorities in India,” BCCI said in its replace.

BCCI has listed the ICC’s broadcasting earnings from subsequent yr’s World Cup in India at an estimated $533.29 million. If the federal government levies the ten.92% tax on broadcasters, it’ll come to $52.23 million and roughly $116.47 million if the tax part had been to be 21.84%, which the federal government needs.


Regardless of the closing quantity involves, it is going to be deducted from the BCCI’s share of ICC’s central income pool, which is calculated to be $405 million based mostly on the present rights cycle (2016-2023) and an estimated $ 2.7 billion earnings for ICC.

The Indian board has stated that it was hopeful of an answer as it’s partaking on the “highest stage” within the Indian authorities. It stated within the replace that BCCI is presently working with the Ministry of Finance, Authorities of India to scale back the tax order to 10% (excluding surcharges) as an alternative of 20%.

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