No bearing on ICC’s decision if India boycotts Champions Trophy – PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan believes majority of the member countries of the International Cricket Council (ICC) are ready to face the likely reaction of their Indian counterpart, including their possible boycott from the forthcoming Champions Trophy, in their act of defiance over the global cricket body’s revised financial model.
Shaharyar, who was speaking in Dubai where he went to attend the ICC Board meetings, stressed that all the members, except Sri Lanka, were in favour of getting rid of the `Big Three`, featuring the cricket boards of India, England and Australia.
“Yes India has strongly opposed the resolution at the ICC meeting. However, it received the support only from Sri Lanka while the rest were in favour of getting rid of the ‘big three’ formula,” the Dawn quoted Shaharyar as saying.
The 83-year-old said the BCCI’s probable boycott from the Champions Trophy in their bid to press the ICC to accept their demands will not work as most of the member countries are ready to play without India.
“India has warned the ICC about its likely reaction which may come in the form of Champions Trophy boycott but let me clear it that it will not work as most of the …read more