It is finally a good news for the all cricket lovers around the globe that India is to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finally but to wait till the meeting that will held on 7th of May. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিসিসিআইকে চ্যাম্পিয়ন্স ট্রফির দল ঘোষণার নির্দেশ দিল সুপ্রিম কোর্ট]
There has been a lot of confusion over Team India’s participation in the Champions Trophy 2017. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is at conflict with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and have bypassed the time limitations for announcing the squad for the tournament which was April 25.
But with under a month to go for the start of CT 2017, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has directed the BCCI to immediately announce the Indian squad for the tournament.
While the board has shown its’ willingness to pull out of all ICC event the CoA has made it expressly clear that such a decision cannot be taken by the BCCI without a permission from the administrators appointed by the Supreme Court of India.
Committee has now made the decision that the Indian team will participate in the tournament and asked Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to convene the selection meeting.
He said that “Please convene meeting of selection committee for selecting the squad immediately. There has been more than enough negativity surrounding team’s participation in Champions Trophy, sooner its put to rest better.,”
“The players’ interests are paramount and they must be given the best chance to prepare for, defend and retain ICC Champions Trophy,” he added.
Earlier COA also stated that the Indian captain Virat Kohli and head coach Anil Kumble were disappointed with the decision to not participate in the mega event and that they were given an assurance about the team’s participation in the Champions Trophy where they will be defending their title again.
This uncertainty also caused anxiety among the broadcasters and sponsors of the tournament. They have decided to write a letter to the ICC for requesting the Indian governing body to ensure that the team does play the tournament which would otherwise lead to huge losses.
Now it’s up to the BCCI that whether they responds to loggerheads COA or not will clear soon.