In recent times, the BCCI have not been on good terms with the ICC on a number issues primarily being the massive reduction in their share of revenue.
It was actually necessarily not important to submit the squad within April 25 as the ICC constitution allows teams to submit their squads post the deadline under certain conditions. But the BCCI had not asked for such a extensions request. The cricket board of the defending champions of the tournament have not even told the ICC when it will submit its team.
According to a report in Times of India, not naming the squad is being seen as a message from the BCCI to the ICC that it can still boycott the upcoming tournament. However, a top BCCI official denied that and said announcing the squad is just a mere formality and there is no realistic chance of India boycotting the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
“We have a settled squad and naming it is a mere formality. And we do not have any hurry about the matter. Tell me one thing, if we name the squad, say for example on May 5, will ICC bar us from participation,” said the BCCI official.
To be noted, the tournament is scheduled to be started on June 1