Ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2011, the BCCI received a jolt on Tuesday as the government withdrew customs duty exemption on import of goods by the Board. This is a big blow for the BCCI that too just before the mega tournament as lots of equipment are scheduled to be imported from China and other countries. The Sports Ministry said the BCCI has not complied with the mandatory requirements of submitting the necessary documents. These had to be given to the government for BCCI’s annual recognition as a National Sports Federation. Due to non-compliance, the government decided to de-recognise the BCCI as the apex body for cricket in India. The BCCI, therefore, will not be able to avail any more customs concessions.