Hashim Amla and David Miller, who are playing the Indian Premier League for Kings XI Punjab have come out openly and taken a stand on the cloud that still hovers over India’s participation in the ICC Champion’s Trophy, which begins next month. The Punjab’s international star Hashim Amla and David Miller gave an interview.
In the interview, Amla said: “If India pulls out, it will be a huge loss for Champions Trophy getting exposure. If somebody wants to see an exciting Champions Trophy, then all eight top teams in the world should be participating.”
David Miller who was in the oblivion about the news spoke to PTI and said, “Which team will come in as replacement for India, I do not know. Nor do I know what they are going to do.”
“If they do not participate in the Champions Trophy, it is going to be a big loss because India has a huge cricket followers in the world. Hence, it is not going to be great for stakeholders.”
The incident came to the limelight when BCCI missed the April 25 deadline set for announcing the squad. That was a clear hint that something, somewhere was wrong in BCCI.
Critics see the delay in announcing the squad as a ploy by the BCCI to apply pressure on the International Cricket Council, which reduced the Indian cricket board’s revenue share from USD 570 million for an eight-year period to a total of USD 293 million.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017