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No champions trophy in India?

Unless the Indian Government provides a tax exemption, India may not be able to host the 2021 ICC Champions Trophy, and perhaps even the ICC World Cups, in future.

An ICC release on Friday mentioned that the ICC Board “expressed its concern around the absence of a 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 standard practice for major sporting events around the world.

ICC said in a statement: “In other matters, the Board expressed their concern around the absence of a 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 standard practice for major sporting events around the world.”

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“The Board agreed that ICC management, supported by the BCCI will continue the dialogue with the Indian Government but in the meantime directed ICC management to explore alternative host countries in a similar time zone for the ICC Champions Trophy 2021.”

The last ICC Champions Trophy was held in England in 2017 and Pakistan became the champions after beating India in the final.

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