In a bid to keep pressure on the International Cricket Council (ICC) ahead of the world cricket body’s board meeting, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is set to delay naming its team for the ICC Champions Trophy, which begins on 1 June in England.
The deadline for naming the teams was on Tuesday, with India, Pakistan and England the only teams left to name their squads as of Monday, for the eight-team tournament.
According to a report in The Hindustan Times, the Board plans to announce the squad only after the ICC Board Meeting ends on 27 April, where the revenue and governance reforms will be voted upon.
BCCI’s move to delay naming the squad is backed by the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) that gives any cricket board the right to pull out of the tournament in case of a disagreement.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been one of the staunchest opponents of the ICC structure, which guarantees BCCI a major share, after the Indian board failed to honour bilateral commitments.