- India might pull out of the Champions Trophy 2017 because of the unrest between ICC and BCCI.
- India's Champions Trophy future will be decided on the SGM meeting, which is scheduled for May 7.
The Indian cricketers still have no clue whether they will be travelling to England to play the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. BCCI even missed the deadline of sending the squad for the Champions Trophy. However, in these cases, they can still name the squad later.
"A number of Indian cricketers are ringing us up to ask, 'Are we going or not?' Why do we need to put them in such a situation," a COA member told India Today.
Now BCCI and CoA members are having differences of opinions regarding this issue. The CoA members are wary of the situation unlike BCCI, whoa re not ready to compromise at all with ICC' new set of rules in the governance and revenue model. However, CoA members also do not want to comply with all the conditions set by ICC.
"We realise that pulling out of the Champions Trophy would also mean pulling out of the future ICC events, including the World Cup as per the Members Participation Agreement (MPA). But we have our back against the wall and there is no option left with us because to come down from $571m to $293m is just not possible," a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by Cricket Next.
BCCI and the CoA members will meet at the SGM on May 7 and only then the fate of Champions Trophy will be uncovered. But if India pulls out of this ICC event, this will have a lot of consequences in near future.
“The COA wants the BCCI to realise that pulling out could mean a situation where the other countries stop providing NOCs to players who participate in the IPL. Can the BCCI conduct the IPL this successfully if the foreign stars are absent? The COA would still want the board to decide on a middle-path,” a source close to the Committee of Administrators told Cricket Next.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM