BCCI confirms India's Champions Trophy participation

Acting BCCI president C. K. Khanna ended the speculation surrounding India’s participation in the Champions Trophy, confirming to Sportstar that the team will not be withdrawn from the tournament.

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Virat Kohli will lead India in the Champions Trophy, to be played in England from June 1 to 18.   -  Reuters

Acting BCCI president C. K. Khanna ended the speculation surrounding India’s participation in the Champions Trophy, confirming to Sportstar that the team will not be withdrawn from the tournament.

“India will participate in the Champions Trophy,” Khanna said on Saturday, a day ahead of the Special General Meeting (SGM), which is to take a decision in this regard.

India’s participation in the Champions Trophy, to be played in England from June 1 to 18, had been put on hold following the revenue sharing issue with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the matter was left to the SGM.

CoA advises BCCI to avoid confrontation with ICC

On Friday, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had warned the Board to refrain from taking any decision that might harm the interests of Indian cricket.

“A meeting of the Board members was held on Saturday and I can tell you that most were in favour of sending the team to the Champions Trophy. 

“You can expect a unanimous decision on this issue on Sunday,” said Khanna.

Selection on Monday

The selection committee meeting, to be convened by acting Board secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who has been in favour of India pulling out from the event, is to be heldon Monday. 

“The BCCI secretary will convene the meeting. It is his decision. 

“But I can confirm India’s participation in the Champions Trophy,” Khanna maintained.

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