The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its Apex Council Meeting which was held on Sunday took the discussion on the further domestic session with the respective state units. While BCCI also confirmed the New Zealand series as a part of the preparation of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
According to the sources, the final call in the conduction of further domestic games is yet to be taken by the board. It is still on doubt whether the Ranji Trophy or the Vijay Hazare Trophy is going to be conducted or not. The BCCI has still not confirmed any news regarding the issue.
“The BCCI is yet to take the final call on other domestic tournaments. We have to if the Ranji is conducted or the 50 format games. All the respective state associations were delighted for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the decision on the same will be out soon. The bio-secure bubble system will remain the same which is being used in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” the source said.
Taking about New Zealand series which India will host the source said the decision was taken much earlier and it was the part of the plan.
India to host New Zealand ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
“It is sure that India in some time will host New Zealand and the venues and the detailing will be done after some time. The series will be conducted with an aim to play the maximum of T20I games and prepare for the next ICC T20 World Cup 2021. This will help all the guys to prepare much better.”
Some other discussions were also there in the BCCI’s Apex Council Meeting like- tax solution for ICC T20 World Cup, hiring personnel for NCA, Bangalore, discussion on NCA Project, updates on Bihar Cricket Association and discussion related to ICC’s 2023-2031 cycle.
The discussion on Tax solution was earlier also discussed in the BCCI’s Annual General Meeting and it was said that BCCI secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal will further talk with the government and try to find some solutions.
“India is all set to host the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and ICC ODI World Cup 2023. It is just we need to be on the same page with the government in the matter of tax exemption. Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal will talk with the government to discuss the tax issue and will soon come up with a solution.”