Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
Medical | By Sammy Miller

BCCI SGM unlikely to take extreme step on CT

BCCI SGM unlikely to take extreme step on CT

Changes to revenue-sharing arrangements and governance had seen the country's cricket board threaten to pull the team from the competition, which takes place in the United Kingdom in June. They also ignored the 25th April deadline set by the ICC to reveal the squad for the matches.Veteran cricketers like Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid were in favor of playing the tournament.

Meanwhile, the board also cleared the deck for India's participation in next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales. The BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week at the ICC meetings in its bid to stall the new deal which considerably slashes India's share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle.

Earlier, the Committee of Administrators - appointed by the Supreme Court - had asked the BCCI against taking a strong stand as that would hamper future relation between the ICC and the BCCI.

The BCCI's use of the Champions Trophy as a bargaining chip with the ICC had come in for criticism.

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"The SGM may be divided on whether to send the Indian team for the Champions Trophy but the CoA is sure about its priorities".

With the new revenue model getting the nod, BCCI will now have to do with what they have in the eight-year cycle.

Supreme Court of India had rendered N Srinivasan ineligible to attend ICC meeting as BCCI representative.

"The Board unanimously authorised the acting honorary secretary of the BCCI to continue negotiations with the ICC in the best interest of the BCCI while keeping its legal options open", it said in the statement. "CoA head Vinod Rai in fact said, we can enter into a confrontation (with ICC) anytime, but it is always good to do so when we are in an advantageous position, and we agreed to it", said a head of an association which is in favour of sending the team to England.

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