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COA Directs BCCI To Announce ICC Champions Trophy Squad


  • In a latest development in the cricket-friendly country India, Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday has asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday to announce the squad for upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as soon as possible.

    The reports suggested which seems to be a warning for the board which was outvoted on the governance system and revenue model in the recently concluded International Cricket Council’s crucial Board meeting in Dubai.

    Following the impasse with ICC, the speculations were at high that India might withdrawn from the Champions Trophy which they claimed in 2013 under the tutelage of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

    However, with the launch of New Jersey JW Marriot Sahar hotel in Mumbai sponsored by Oppo, the smartphone manufactures, the air has been cleared that BCCI is expected to announce the squad at anytime after they failed to meet the squad-submission deadline which was set as April 25, 2017.

    Earlier, COA which is head by former CAG, Vinod Rai has warned the cricket board for not taking a drastic step against the ICC before suggested the unanimous decision from 30 State Cricket Association would only see the board — to serve the legal complaint to world cricket governing body.

    After Lodha Panel Committe was formed, the Supreme Court-led committe has witnessed many changes in the board in a bid to run the smooth process for the powerful board in cricket which is further demanding for the old redistribution model based on the ‘Big Three’ which was implemented in 2014.

    Following the Committee of Executives meeting, BCCI was not only outvoted, but will receive half-of-the-amount they have been getting from the ICC sponsored tournaments which didn’t sit well with the members of the cricket body in India.

    Interestingly, the Board is conducting a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 7 in which the members will discuss about the revenue sharing redistribution model which was put under the pipeline after ‘Big Three’ take over in 2014.

    After the new model was adopted in terms of finance in last month at ICC Academy in Dubai, BCCI and ICC had been at loggerheads over the differences taking place as according the reports few state cricket associations gave a thought to invoke Members Participation Agreement (MPA) from ICC.

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