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BCCI-ICC Meeting: WADA issue, tax waiver on agenda as Manohar set to meet CoA members

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The brass is expected to put forth its proposals on

anti-doping policy and the USD 22 million tax waiver for future global events when it meets in on Monday.

On behalf of BCCI, the three-member Committee of (CoA) along with will meet

During the recent Board meeting in Dubai, the members were updated on WADA's concerns about domestic anti-doping programme in

In order to be (WADA) compliant, the needs to come under (NADA) ambit which it has been resisting all this while.

"The Board unanimously acknowledged its desire to remain compliant and committed to working in partnership with the BCCI, and the NADA to resolve the outstanding issues as a matter of urgency," the had stated after the meeting.

However BCCI's contention is that the Board is already WADA-compliant.

"The players' urine samples are tested at the (NDTL) and the top cricketers' whereabouts have been consistently updated on WADA's database. We have started the process of creating athletes' biological passport also," a senior privy to the development told on condition of anonymity.

It is learnt that BCCI is ready to provide a dossier on NADA's sample collection goof-ups and make it clear that it has no faith in NADA's Dope Control Officers (DCOs).

"We will be reiterating our stand. We have absolutely zero faith in We can have our own chaperons who will be helping the players in sample collection but our players will simply not be comfortable giving samples to NADA DCOs," the said.

On the issue of USD 22 million (Rs 150 crore) tax waiver for the 2021 World Twenty20 and 2023 ODI World Cup, the BCCI is getting ready with an alternate plan to pay the said amount. The tax laws in don't permit waiver and there remains a possibility that the tournaments might be shifted by the ICC to or

"The was very categorical that BCCI needs to pay the amount if they can't manage tax waiver. We have demanded time till But we have prepared an alternate plan," the said.

It is learnt that BCCI has already spoken to the host broadcasters and they are game in paying the excise duty for the camera and other equipments that will be imported. The world cricket's richest body will also request some of its own sponsors to carry the tax burden.

It has also been learnt that BCCI will request ICC to increase the per match hosting fee of the 2021 ICC World T20 from USD 200,000 (Rs 1.37 crore) to USD 350,000 (Rs 2.41 crore).

"We have learnt that ICC has recently agreed to increase the per match hosting rights for the 2020 World T20 in to USD 350,000. We would request them to do the same for us. Right now, we are in 2019 but the costs will increase rapidly in 2021 and we need to be prepared," said the official.

After the meeting with ICC, the CoA will then have its own meeting with multiple agendas.

The full IPL schedule is expected to be released tomorrow and a host of other issues will also come up for discussion.

The verdict on S Sreesanth is also likely to come up for discussion at the meeting.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:55 IST
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