The inclusion of two new IPL teams, the ICC’s demand for exemption from tax on global tournaments in India, and the formation of various cricket committees will be on the agenda at the 89th annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Indian Cricket Board on Thursday. There will also be a formal announcement of the selection of the new vice-president of BCCI, Rajiv Shukla, who is unanimously elected. Brijesh Patel will continue to head the IPL Governing Council.
There is also speculation that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will also be questioned on the matter of their advertisements and the conflict of interest related to it, but there is no clarity on this. Two new teams will also be approved for IPL 2022. A senior board official said, “It is not possible for 2021 to have ten teams in the IPL at this time. For this, the process of tendering and auction will take a long time and this is not possible in such a short time. “It is right that approval is taken and in 2022 there will be a 94-match tournament,” he said.
At the same time, the ICC has given only one week in the time limit to assure full tax exemption for the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. If not, the tournament will be played in the UAE. BCCI Secretary and Ganguly will continue to be representatives of the Board on the ICC forums. If the BCCI supports the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, its autonomy will end and it will come under the Sports Ministry, being the National Sports Federation. The formation of various committees of BCCI has also been stalled for a long time. It is believed that a new Cricket Advisory Committee will be formed which will elect three new selectors.