BCCI missed the deadline set for announcing the India squad for upcoming ICC Champions Trophy while all the other seven participating countries have already announced the team list. However, the ICC allows BCCI to give their squad list even after the deadline under certain circumstances. There has been huge speculation about when BCCI is going to announce the Indian squad for the champions trophy.
It is now rumoured that BBCI will announce the squad on 27th April. The fans will be hoping that BCCI will select the best possible squad that will help India lift the trophy once again. As India are the defending champions there will be a huge pressure on the selectors also to pick up the right combination for the tournament. They will have to keep the swinging condition in mind while selecting the squad.
India will play a couple of warm-up game before starting their campaign in the champions trophy. They are placed in the Group-B alongside arch-rival Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. India will start their campaign in the tournament by taking on arch-rival Pakistan in the very first game.
The other teams like Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa, England have already announced their respective squads for the champions trophy. The delay has been due to the tussle between BCCI and ICC. BCCI has been making huge pressure on ICC to pull out of the Champions Trophy. The BCCI is very angry at the ICC for changing the revenue model for the big three countries which included India, Australia and England. This decision will see Indian Board losing out on the big amount money.
BCCI is putting pressure on the ICC for using its right of Members Participation Agreement (MPA) which allows any of its member to pull out of the tournament. If BCCI decides to pull out of the tournament then, it will be a massive blow for the cricket world both in terms of money and viewership. According to the BCCI Indian cricket team generates the largest part of the revenue and they should be getting the biggest share also.
BCCI official said,”Yes, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar gave us an offer of an additional $100 million in the new financial model. In fact, he gave us a deadline to get back to him. From our end, we won’t get back to him as we don’t even consider it an offer.”
In the existing revenue distribution model system, BCCI will get $579 million from the ICC. But if the new proposal is passed by the ICC, then BCCI’s share would come down to $290 million which is a drastic decrease in the money.
But, now it seems that BCCI has decided to call for the meeting on 27th April where they will decide on the further actions.