BCCI Questions Shashank Manohar’s Position in Tax Battle With ICC
Shashank Manohar (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, August 9: The Shashank Manohar-led International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it will deduct a part of the BCCI's annual revenue share if it doesn't get tax exemption for the 2016 World T20 that was held in the country. BCCI office-bearers have questioned how Manohar having been at the helm of affairs in the board at that time decide to turn his back on India. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani Appointed As Chairperson of ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee.

Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official pointed out that it was Manohar who was the board president when the World T20 was played in the country in 2016 and having been well aware of the way the tax policy works in India, it was abysmal that the now ICC Chairman has decided to push the Indian board's back against the wall."Shashank knows the facts better than the other ICC people because he himself was the BCCI President during the T20 World Cup and took all the financial decisions. BCCI Officials, ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar Refuse to Visit Karachi for PSL 2019 Final.

"You can't ignore the fact that the agreements were drawn up during the phase when the BCCI was getting a lion's share of the ICC revenues."They ended up changing the revenue model but did not consider its effects on India. If Australia is required to only make best endeavours for tax exemptions, why should the BCCI be required to ensure total exemption?" the official enquired.