India's cricket team to participate in Champions Trophy

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07 May, 2017

After a "cordial" meeting between the members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Committee of Administrators (COA), the temperatures seem to have come down considerably in the BCCI boardroom.

According to reports, ousted BCCI president Narayanswami Srinivasan has emerged as a pivot of the pullout campaign despite CoA head Vinod Rai's public stand that no decision that can hurt Indian cricket should be arrived at in Sunday's SGM, to the extent of approaching the apex court if needed.

The tournament begins on June 1. Holders #India did not submit its squad for the one-day global tournament in England and Wales by the April 25 deadline after BCCI failed to halt a new revenue model to be accepted by the worldwide Cricket Council (ICC). The goal of the SGM was to take a call on the revenue loss and governance reforms at the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The squad for the 50-over tournament would be named on Monday, it added.

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"The all-India senior selection meeting will be held tomorrow, May 8, in New Delhi to pick the team". The BCCI members had convened the meeting to decide on India's participation in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

Cricket's massive popularity in India has helped the BCCI become by far the wealthiest of all of cricket's national boards, netting massive money from sponsorship and TV deals.

Acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary will now continue to negotiate with the world governing body to get a bigger share of ICC revenues during the next eight-year cycle.

".we would be duty bound to bring such decision to the attention of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, communicate our views to the Hon'ble Supreme Court and seek its intervention in the matter as also to take such other steps that we consider necessary to protect the interests of Indian cricket".

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