Champions Trophy 2017: BCCI set to miss deadline for submission of Indian team

FP Sports, Apr, 25 2017

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.

Representative photo. Reuters

Representative photo. Reuters

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.

Published Date: Apr 25, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115