- ICC says it spoke to Indian cricket board and has obtained encouraging suggestions over preparations for Twenty20 World Cup.
- Says it expects the visa assure concern shall be resolved subsequent month.
- Cricketing physique additionally decides to proceed with the umpire’s name within the Choice Evaluate System (DRS).
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday mentioned it has held encouraging talks with India’s cricket board (BCCI) over visa and tax preparations because the nation prepares to host the Twenty20 World Cup in October.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani has requested the ICC to ensure visas for its gamers and assist employees forward of the match, as relations between the 2 neighbours have been frosty.
India and Pakistan haven’t hosted a cricket collection between the 2 international locations since 2013 attributable to political tensions.
The ICC has additionally held talks with the BCCI over securing tax exemptions for the match from the Indian authorities.
“The Board received an update on the ongoing preparations around the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India,” the ICC mentioned in an announcement.
“This included an update from the BCCI on positive discussions with the Indian government around tax arrangements and visa guarantees.
“It’s anticipated that each points shall be resolved over the subsequent month.”
The ICC cricket committee, led by former India captain Anil Kumble, also decided to continue with the umpire’s call in the Decision Review System (DRS), despite the protocol facing heavy criticism from former and current players in recent months.
The ICC, however, said it had tweaked the DRS protocols for leg-before reviews to ensure “the identical umpire’s name margin across the stumps for each top and width.
“The cricket committee had an excellent discussion around umpire’s call and analysed its use extensively,” Kumble mentioned.
“The principle underpinning DRS was to correct clear errors in the game whilst ensuring the role of the umpire as the decision maker on the field of play was preserved, bearing in mind the element of prediction involved with the technology.
“Umpire’s name permits that to occur, which is why it can be crucial it stays.”