The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to be hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from October 17 to November 14 in the UAE and Oman. According to the latest reports, the cricket governing body is going to rack up a hefty amount from the much-anticipated event.
As per reports, the BCCI is estimated to make a whopping USD 12 million. The said amount is according to BCCI’s won estimate that it informed its Apex Council members via an official email. Furthermore, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) will earn USD 7 million for hosting 39 games in the UAE. On the other hand, Oman Cricket (OC) will make USD 400,000 for hosting six first-round games of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in its capital city Muscat.
As per the email reported by Cricbuzz: “The BCCI is hosting a major part of this event in UAE, i.e in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. The BCCI is working with the ECB on similar lines. Some of the key pointer’s w.r.t BCCI’s arrangement with ECB is as follows:
1. BCCI is paying ECB a fixed fee of USD 1.5 million (from our host fee of USD 13.5 Million) and operational costs of USD 5.5 million which will be covered by ICC. The total fee payable is USD 7 million.
2. All operational deliverables w.r.t ICC’s requirements will be provided by the ECB
3. BCCI has transferred its ticketing rights to the ECB and all revenues generated out of the sale of match tickets will be retained by the ECB
4. A Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for delivery of this event has been constituted which mainly include staff from BCCI and a few staff from ECB.”
The email further states: “The BCCI is hosting 6 matches in Muscat. Some of the key pointer’s w.r.t BCCI’s arrangement with ECB is as follows:
1. BCCI is paying OC a fixed fee of USD 400,000.
2. All operational deliverables w.r.t ICC’s requirements will be provided by the OC
3. BCCI has transferred its ticketing rights to the OC and all revenues generated out of the sale of match tickets will be retained by the OC.
4. The BCCI has deployed a team from its LOC in Muscat to oversee the preparation for the event.”
In the email, the BCCI also clarified their decision of shifting the showpiece event to the gulf nation as they felt that in terms of safety management, the UAE is the best choice. “The BCCI discussed the hosting issues with the ICC and had several rounds of deliberations internally. After much thought, it was decided that the safety of players and other stakeholders is of paramount importance and keeping that in mind, it was best to shift the event to the United Arab Emirates and Oman,” the BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote in the email.
Get the entire ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2021 here.
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