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Malcolm Merlyn

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  1. As per the report, ICC has not even applied for an exemption with the Indian government, considering they themselves would have to share their own revenue patterns and all related papers with the authorities in order to avail an exemption. A lot has been spoken about the International Cricket Council's plan to take away the hosting rights of 2021 ICC Champions Trophy as well as the 2023 World Cup from India, in the wake of Indian government's resistance over giving the apex body a tax exemption. While the threat of losing the rights of the two major ICC events looms large, the BCCI has reportedly warned that it will invoke the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) if such a scenario becomes reality. As per a TOI report, sources aware of the developments said: “Should the ICC use tax exemptions from Indian government as an excuse to make up for their own losses and propose the shifting of tournaments, it will lead to a disaster. India will pull out of all agreements.” “The matter came up when the ICC board expressed their concern around the absence of tax exemption from the Indian Government for ICC events held in India, despite ongoing efforts from both the ICC and BCCI to secure the exemption which is a standard practice for major sporting events around the world,” the ICC statement had said after a meeting earlier this month. ICC’s independent chairman Shashank Manohar, who is gearing up for a re-election to the chair in June this year, is said to have won the previous elections because of his resolve to do away with the financial model first dictated by India. Those speaking for the BCCI say that “now those numbers in the present cycle cannot be compensated so India’s tax laws can’t be used as an excuse”. The TOI report further reveals that the ICC has not even applied for an exemption with the Indian government, considering they themselves would have to share their own revenue patterns and all related papers with the authorities in order to avail an exemption. The BCCI, however, says ICC — despite Manohar at the helm — expects them to start a dialogue with the government and expects India to clear past tax dues, including the 2016 World T20. “This is a joke, unless, there are individuals doing this to protect their own chairs after projecting financial surpluses that now cannot be justified,” a source tracking the developments told TOI. In the worst case scenario where the ICC decides to shift two major cricket tournaments outside of India, in order to compensate for their own losses of US$100m, the stand-off between them and the BCCI will surely get ugly. This time, the BCCI will not flinch in invoking its rights through the MPA. India’s losses in those newly proposed ICC revenues don’t mean a thing. The proposed loss is not even enough to make up for what the BCCI earns through a single bilateral or two (Star pays Rs 43 crore per match according to the present contract and the renewed one is expected to fetch more in the new bidding). To make up for the rest of the world, you can’t take a tournament of this magnitude away from India,” the source added while speaking about the matter. India last hosted an ICC event in 2016 – ICC World Twenty20 – but a tax exemption was not given by the government. ICC’s latest decision to search for an alternative venue for both 2021 and 2023, however, has not gone down well with the Indian cricket board. http://www.timesnownews.com/sports/cricket/article/bcci-to-break-away-from-icc-if-2021-champions-trophy-2023-world-cup-hosting-rights-taken-away-report/199051
  2. Modi’s snub of Justin Trudeau

    Anti Khalistani terrorist is not anti sikh.
  3. And how will icc survive with 70% of its revenue gone?
  4. Modi’s snub of Justin Trudeau

    India is not answerable to canadians in any way. They can think whatever they want, they can do jack. They though carried out the worst terror related air disaster till 9/11 Regarding 1984 riot, its a separate issue and the perpetrators must be brought to justice. But seems sikhs in India have forgotten that as they have elected congress govts in Punjab and Delhi. Dont know what locus standi some canadian has in this matter.
  5. HILARIOUS- Modi trolls Renuka Choudhary

    Now abuse Lord Ram and Ramayan just to please congis and third rate congi leader.
  6. BCCI to shift HQ to Bengaluru(New Plot of 40 Acres bought)

    Mumbai is the financial capital. Most corporates are headquartered there.
  7. Why hasn't Bengal produced many quality international cricketers?

    Bengal produced Jagmohan Dalmiya, he alone changed the very nature of cricket in India and around the world.
  8. Virat likes Rahane at #4 in ODIs :((

    Epic selection chutiyapa going on. This aont even funny.
  9. Is it just a coincidence ?? or something else??

    Lol yea.We did. Thanks for the drinks and dinner@velu
  10. Kumar Mangalam Birla's son snapped up by RR for Rs 3 mn

    Ultratech cement.
  11. IPL Auction Live thread

    Everyone making fun of kkr. Aakash chopra gave them 4.5 out of 10 the rest gave 5. Venky Mysore got pissed in the PC.
  12. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    I suspect the same. Something has been done to the pitch.
  13. IPL Auction Live thread

    KKR retain Chawla and not Yadav. This is epic gadha panti.
  14. IPL Auction Live thread

    Zelungi....
  15. IPL Auction Live thread

    @new guy No.1 Chennai Fan
  16. IPL Auction Live thread

    Korbo.....Lorbo......Jeetbo
  17. IPL Auction Live thread

    Chup.
  18. Seems more than the batsmen, its the SA tailenders who are costing India dearly. They are adding 60-70 runs and thats what is causing India to lose the matches.
  19. Who opens the day with Ishant Sharma?

    Ishant is the worst of the 4 main seamers yet Kohli chooses him as one of the opening bowlers of the day. It seems he wanted to give his Delhi wala Friend some confidence. This Delhi love of Kohli is costing us.
  20. Who is going to help these players?

    The bowlers are on the shorter side and should be pitching it on a fuller length. Ideally its the bowling coach who has to tell these things, considering our bowling coach himself was a very mediocre bowler and may not be very aware of the art of taking wickets, who is going to advise the bowlers? The batsmen are a mess. See how Amla has made a big adjustment to his technique from the 2nd test. Is a batsman who himself avgd less than 30 in tests and less than 35 in FC capable of pointing out the issues to the batsman and help them get better? God only knows what is the qualification o R Sridhar to be our fielding coach. Somewhere in NZ, Ganguly would be smiling.
  21. Speed and performance of pacers and spinners in important matches

    Thampi's action is lot less round arm now so may be generating less pace.
  22. Jio vs Airtel Quarter Perofrmance !!!

    TCS ftw.
  23. Thats your assumption not a fact. Wickets count and esp for a team with deep bating like SA wickets have to be taken with tge old ball. Pre fixed is your notion to target shami hence the strange reasoning of wickets taken in 40th or 50th over not being useful. Fact is that Shami is the highest wicket taker for India. Your trying to discredit him with a loadful of nonsense made up of self made cherry picked cricteria is a travesty.
  24. Really? Now you will decide whether wickets taken after 50 overs is going to make the difference or not. Lol. Taking wickets with the old ball is an art that few have. Thats the time when other bowlers are not that effective and someone like Shami is brilliant. The amount of nonsense you sometimes spout on the forum to defend your pre fixed notions makes the lot of good you say less credible.

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