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ICC Champions Trophy: BCCI clears Indian cricket team after pullout threat

BCCI has cleared the Indian cricket team to participate in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after earlier threats of pulling out of the tournament

cricket Updated: May 07, 2017 13:17 IST
The news will come as a major relief for Indian cricket fans.
The news will come as a major relief for Indian cricket fans.(BCCI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the go-ahead for the Indian cricket team to play in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, bringing an end to all recent speculation about the team’s participation in the tournament.

The decision to send the Indian team was taken at the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) in Delhi today.

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Senior official Rajeev Shukla informed that the decision was unanimous with no one raising objections.

“The acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has been given full authority to talk to ICC and arrive at a deal that is best for BCCI. We don’t want to pursue any legal case and don’t want a confrontational approach,” said Shukla.

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“The team will be announced on Monday,” said Shukla.

Earlier, Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) chief Abhay Apte said that there was no debate over sending the team.

The BCCI members had held a meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Saturday where it was decided that BCCI would avoid a confrontational approach.

India has been at loggerheads with the ICC in recent weeks over the revenue and governance models. The 2014 Constitution that gave India a larger share was changed and some board officials didn’t like it as it reduced India’s share.