Indian Cricket Team is still not a confirmed participant in the upcoming Champions Trophy due to the long-standing differences between the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“BCCI reserves its rights to take all necessary decisions to exercise the rights under the Members Participation Agreement (MPA),” a source close to the BCCI was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.com.
The Champions Trophy 2017 is scheduled to take place immediately after the ongoing tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) and India’s participation is still not confirmed. In a two-hour SGM (Special General Meeting), the top BCCI officials decided to oppose the ICC’s new constitution that will restrict India’s share of revenue. India already has the backing of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, and needs only 1/3rd of the members to say yes to the continuation of the Big Three model.
The meeting was attended by the acting president, CK Khanna, Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry. BCCI’s CEO, Rahul Johri, was also present in the discussion.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is scheduled to start from June 1 and India’s opening match will be against their arch-rivals Pakistan.
More to follow…