‘Champions Trophy fine, but can’t share a penny with Pak’
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its Special General Meeting (SGM) on Sunday, unanimously decided that Team India will participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017 starting in England on June 1.
As DNA reported a day earlier, the selection committee meeting has been convened on Monday. The SGM has also given mandate to acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to keep negotiating with the ICC on behalf of the BCCI on the issue of ‘new revenue model’ and ‘governance’ while keeping its legal options open.
The softening of stand by the former BCCI president N Srinivasan group came after he spoke via video conference from London, where he is undergoing treatment for his eye. The Tamil Nadu strong man stole the show by speaking on the issues of national interest.
“Let us give our boys a chance to defend their title,” said Srinivasan, who was disqualified after Supreme Court orders of July 18, 2016 on account of over 70 years of age and serving for more than nine years in his state. “If the fight with ICC is only about money, I’m ready to forfeit even my (his state) part. But this is not just about money. It’s about …read more