T20 World Cup
T20 World Cup 2021 launch. (Photo: Twitter)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed its members that the board has transferred its ticketing rights to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Oman Cricket (OC) for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.

The Indian board had its Apex Council meeting on Monday where the developments were announced. BCCI is set to pay a fixed fee of USD 1.5m to the ECB while paying USD 400,000 to OC.

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

BCCI is paying ECB a fixed fee of USD 1.5 million (from hosting fee of USD 13.5 million) and operational costs of USD 5.5 million which will be covered by ICC. Total fee payable is USD 7 million.

BCCI has transferred its ticketing rights to the ECB and all the revenues generated out of the sale of match tickets will be retained by the ECB. 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 board’s official revealed to ANI.

 

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule
ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Image Credits: Twitter

A team has been deployed by BCCI to oversee preparations for the big event

The T20 World Cup was originally supposed to be held in India. However, the Indian board decided to switch venues to the UAE considering the covid pandemic situation in India. The qualifiers will be held in Muscat, Oman, before moving onto the main event in the UAE.

T20 World Cup 2021: BCCI Transfers Ticketing Rights To ECB And Oman Cricket; To Pay A Total Fee Of USD 1.9 Million
Jay Shah at the launch of the T20 World Cup trophy. (Credit: Twitter)

The BCCI is hosting 6 matches in Muscat. It is paying OC a fixed fee of USD 400,000. They have transferred its ticketing rights to the OC and all revenues generated out of the sale of match tickets will be retained by the OC. The BCCI has deployed a team from its LOC in Muscat to oversee the preparation for the event,” the official further stated.

Despite the tournament being held in the UAE, the Indian board will hold the rights for the ICC event. The qualifiers begin on October 17 before the Super-12 stages commence on October 23.

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