Breaking: Virat Kohli and co. will play in ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Virat Kohli will join the selection meet via conference call to pick the India squad for the Champions Trophy.
- India are scheduled to play two warm-ups matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Indian cricket fans can rejoice as Virat Kohli and co. will be travelling to England to feature in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. After a lot of speculation, BCCI seemed to have changed its decision and has decided to send India to play in the Champions Trophy.
According to a report of India Today, Indian captain Virat Kohli will join the team selection meeting May 8 via a conference call to pick the squad for the Champions Trophy. Therefore, it is more or less clear that BCCI is likely to announce the Indian squad for the Champions Trophy on Monday.
BCCI had missed the deadline of April 25 for submitting the squad for the tournament because ICC's new financial model disappointed BCCI as it reduces BCCI's revenue from $ 570 million to $ 293 million.
Later, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) sent a letter to the BCCI stating that it should not hurt the interest of the players. The dispute between BCCI and ICC cannot stop the cricket. A SGM is supposed to be held on Sunday and the final call will be taken after the meeting. But for the time, it seems to be a good news for the Indian cricket fans.