Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
Medical | By Dorothy Lyons

BCCI confirms India's Champions Trophy participation

BCCI confirms India's Champions Trophy participation

On hearing the demands of the state bodies, the CoA asked the state association members to go back to the SGM and take a fresh call on how they would manage to implement the Lodha reforms.

The top eight sides in the world rankings compete in the Champions Trophy with India winning the last edition in 2013.

The decision was taken here at a Board of Control for Cricket in India's special general meeting. The Champions Trophy will commence from next month, June 1 in England and Whales.

Wire reports on the day suggested that there are two distinct camps in the BCCI now, with state units from North and East zones keen to field a team for the tournament where India are defending champions, and South and West zones keen to teach the ICC a lesson since India's financial clout underwrites a large share of global cricket activity.

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The All-India Senior Selection Meeting will now be held tomorrow, May 8, in New Delhi to pick the team for the Champions Trophy. You are aware that the squad representing India at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was to be submitted by 25th April 2017 but the squad has not even been selected as yet. The standoff continued further when the revenue model was revised and the BCCI again rejected the ICC's proposal of an additional 100 million, at where the original is 293 million.

The BCCI members had held a meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Saturday where it was decided that BCCI would avoid a confrontational approach.

BCCI's current joint secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, has been given the task of cracking a deal with the ICC on its behalf while keeping the legal options open.

".we would be duty bound to bring such decision to the attention of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, communicate our views to the Hon'ble Supreme Court and seek its intervention in the matter as also to take such other steps that we consider necessary to protect the interests of Indian cricket".

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