Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) stand against International Council of Cricket (ICC) over revenue share has sparked controversies. The controversy took an ugly turn when reports started to come out that India might not play in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at all. There was a stir among fans and formere cricketers, as well as they all, wanted India to play in the tournament. India’s legendary players Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid too expressed their opinions on the matter.
BCCI is clearly under pressure as first former players and then officials have expressed their opinion as they want India to feature in Champions Trophy starting June 1. India have passed the deadline for announcing their squads for the tournament as the other 7 teams have done it already.
According to media reports, BCCI sources have said, “Important players had expressed their desire to play in the Champions Trophy, and that coach Kumble had taken the lead in this matter.”
Indian skipper Virat Kohli must be raring to prove his team’s dominance in they are the Defending Champions of the tournament under former skipper MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Team India have had a good run in the home Test season and are in good form.
The tournament has already made headlines because of BCCI’s stand followed a letter from broadcasters Star Sports to ICC as they might lose out on profits had India forfeit from the tournament. India will be going up against Pakistan in their first match of the tournament on June 4.