The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued an ultimatum to the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI), ordering it to pay Rs 161 crore in the next 10 days, failing which India may well be stripped of its right to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2021 and World Cup 2023.
Stating that BCCI should compensate the whole amount which the cricket's governing body incurred due to tax deductions when the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 took place in India, the ICC has suggested that they could recover the amount by deducting it from the revenue share of India's cricketing body in the present financial year, or could even do so by possibly stripping them of hosting the Champions Trophy in 2021 or World Cup in 2023.
Sources in the BCCI have said that they have asked ICC to share the meeting in which the cricket's governing body was assured by Indian cricket board that the tax will be waived off. Further, it is also reported that those who were in the BCCI when the supposed meet took place have no knowledge of such tax waiver.
It is also suggested that should ICC fail to provide BCCI with the minutes of the meet, Indian cricket board will not pay the amount. And should ICC deduct the amount from the revenue of the current financial year, BCCI may very well take legal route, sources have said.