BCCI to announce team India for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on May 8
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will announce team India for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Monday.
It is worth mentioning that the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be held in England and Wales and will kick start from June 1m this year.
The selection committee meet will be convened by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary.
Earlier, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a meeting with BCCI members from the East and North Zone, said that they were against the idea of pulling out of the ICC event.
BCCI had been mulling to pull out of the ICC Champions Trophy after being voted-out in its opposition to the new ICC revenue model. The BCCI members favoured a negotiation with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the revenue model.
The Supreme Court appointed CoA, earlier, had ordered the BCCI to convene a selection committee meet and name the Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 immediately. It also asked Amitabh Choudhary why the board did not select the team despite April 25 being the deadline.
The CoA also sought clarification over the manner in which the BCCI negotiated over the entire revenue model deal with the ICC at a meet held in Dubai recently. The order, however, had already clarified that the Indian Cricket team was not going to pull out of the Mini World Cup 2017.
The CoA while delivering the directive also reminded the BCCI office-bearers that while mulling a pull-out the board should keep in mind that "India is the best team in the world today".
In a major loss of face on Wednesday, the BCCI was out-voted in its opposition to the new model in an ICC meet in Dubai, which has ended up nearly halving India's share from the USD 570 million it was getting till last year.
BCCI had rejected an additional USD 100 million offer from ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, refusing to accept the new revenue model.