CoA asks BCCI to select team for Champions Trophy

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked the BCCI Jt. secretary Amitabh Choudhary to convene a meeting of the selection committee at the earliest to pick the best Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy.

There has been more than enough negativity surrounding team India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy and the sooner the same is put to rest the better, the CoA said.   -  PTI

 

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked the BCCI Jt. secretary Amitabh Choudhary to convene a meeting of the selection committee at the earliest to pick the best Indian team for the ICC Champions Trophy.

“It would be appropriate to make all necessary preparations for ensuring that Team India can successfully defend its title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which commences on 1st June 2017. You are aware that the squad representing India at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was to be submitted by 25th April 2017, but the squad has not even been selected as yet.

"Please convene a meeting of the selection committee for selecting the squad immediately. The squad can then be submitted to the ICC without prejudice to BCCI’s legal rights,’’ the CoA said.

“We believe that any decision taken at the SGM should be predicated on the fact that India has the best team in the world today. Team India should be provided with a supportive environment to showcase Indian cricket instead of being surrounded with uncertainty and confusion.

“There has been more than enough negativity surrounding team India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy and the sooner the same is put to rest the better. The players’ interests are paramount and they must be given the best chance to prepare for, defend and retain the ICC Champions Trophy,” it added.

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It also condemned BCCI for its combative approach. “The focus should be on enabling our team to achieve even greater heights and further laurels, which will automatically attract higher revenues. The BCCI appears to have lost sight of the fact that it attained a pre-eminent position in the ICC not by a combative approach but by building consensus and ensuring a positive image including by helping other cricket boards in their time of need.”

The CoA has also informed Choudhary that there was no need for the BCCI to send any notice to the ICC, as a Special General Meeting (SGM) has been convened in New Delhi on May 7 to consider the outcome of the ICC Meetings held in Dubai on April 26.

It was in reply to a communication from Choudhary on Thursday to the CoA that sought permission to send as notice to the International Cricket Council (ICC) relating to the breach of the “Members Participation Agreement” by the ICC Board on April 26. It said 23 full members have expressed concern about the same and given green signal to the BCCI to send the notice to the ICC.

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