The entire country is anticipating the ICC Champions Trophy which is scheduled to kick start on first June. While all the cricket fans are gearing up for the big day, shocking news came in. The shocking news is that India may not take part in this installment of ICC Champions Trophy. This shocking news came out after BCCI’s representatives met with ICC’s representatives to discuss about revenue model.
The BCCI representatives who participated in the discussions were not happy with ICC and even threatened to pull India out of ICC Champions Trophy. The first one to bat and bowl in the ground is England and Bangladesh. All the cricket lovers from different countries will stick to the idiot boxes to watch their favorite cricketers playing the game.
If India has to play in the ICC Champions Trophy, it will play against Pakistan, Sir Lanka and South Africa. The first Match of India is against all time rival Pakistan and the match is scheduled to be held on June 4th. As per a report emerged, it is heard that after a two-hour long meeting of BCCI representatives with ICC representatives, they were left furious as their demands of reinstating the ‘Big Three’ revenue model weren’t met.
India might not play Champions Trophy this year
If you are wondering what is Big Three, it is a revenue model used by ICC where the three biggest cricketing nations like Australia, India and England get major share of revenue. BCCI officials accused ICC of breach of conduct even though the Board has honored all bilateral commitments on Future Tours Programme (FTP) and also ICC wants to dissolve ‘Big Three’ revenue model and share revenue equally among all boards.
After the meeting, BCCI has decided to threaten ICC that it won’t participate in Champions Trophy. In case if BCCI’s demands are not met, they have this right to decline participation on the Champions trophy of this year edition. There are also high chances for India not to participate in the trophy if this condition of BCCI is not met.
All we can hope is that Indian team somehow make it to the Champions Trophy. If Indian team will not participate in the championship, then it would a worst thing for all the cricket fans. The official news about withdrawal of Indian team from ICC Champions Trophy is not yet out. Hope nothing as such happens and our Indian team win great at the trophy this year.