India to take part in Champions Trophy, says board

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This has emerged after the CoA met all state associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in New Delhi on Saturday, a day before the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held in the Capital where India's participation will be finalised. Find us on Facebook too! It began as a vote against the move to revise the proposed revenue format of the ICC which is now snowballed into a massive standoff threatening to even pull India out of the upcoming Champions Trophy.

With the BCCI and COA divided on whether India should pullout of the Champions Trophy after the ICC cut its financial wings by reworking the revenue model of the global body, the letter came amid speculation that the BCCI was seriously mulling a pullout. Some also see reason in accepting the revised offer from the ICC, which has agreed to pay the BCCI $100 million more than the approved $293 million. My view is that India must take part in the Champions Trophy.

The squad for the 50-over tournament would be named on Monday, it added.

According to PTI, acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna hd said that May 8 was the team selection which was rebutted by Amitabh Chaudhary, leaving another board office-bearer to suggest, "If Amitabh doesn't convene the meeting, there is every possibility that CEO Rahul Johri will instruct (chief selector) M.S.K. Prasad and announce the team".

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"The Board unanimously authorised the acting honorary secretary of the BCCI to continue negotiations with the ICC in the best interest of the BCCI while keeping its legal options open", it said in the statement.

Supreme Court of India had rendered N Srinivasan ineligible to attend ICC meeting as BCCI representative.

It was decided that no legal recourse will be taken against the ICC as dictated by the Committee of Administrators (COA).