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Will BCCI discuss pulling out of the Champions Trophy at SGM?

There are strong hints that a threat to pull out of the Champions Trophy could be discussed in case the ICC doesn’t agree to pull back the proposed revenue reforms.

cricket Updated: Apr 18, 2017 01:42 IST
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The BCCI Special General Meeting takes place in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

When the BCCI Special General Meeting takes place on Tuesday evening here, a threat to pull out of Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in England from June 1-18, could be discussed in case the International Cricket Council (ICC) doesn’t agree to pull back the proposed reforms that will reduce India’s revenue and clout.

With the Supreme Court allowing Amitabh Chaudhary to attend ICC meeting, the Board members may discuss using a clause in ICC broadcast rights which guarantees the higher tournament revenues to various boards only if India participates.

Acting BCCI president CK Khanna, however said, “Our top agenda was to discuss BCCI representative to ICC, but since the Supreme Court has appointed Amitabh Chaudhary, we will discuss other issues which pertain to BCCI’s financial and legal matters.”

N Srinivasan has been declared ineligible by the Supreme Court to attend the ICC meeting but there is no clarity yet if he will attend Tuesday’s meeting. “I don’t think there is anything that stops me from attending the SGM. But since you are asking me whether I am attending tomorrow’s SGM, it is because you want a headline. You won’t get it from me,” Srinivasan was quoted as saying to PTI.

First Published: Apr 18, 2017 01:39 IST