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India to play in ICC Champions Trophy after BCCI gives go-ahead in SGM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the go-ahead for the Indian cricket team to play in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, putting an end to all speculations about the team’s participation in the tournament.

 

The decision to send the Indian team was taken at the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) in Delhi today.

 

Senior official Rajiv Shukla informed that the decision was unanimous with no one raising objections.

 

“The Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has been given full authority to talk to ICC and arrive at a deal that is best for BCCI. We don’t want to pursue any legal case and don’t want a confrontational approach,” said Shukla.

 

“The team will be announced on Monday,” he added.

 

Earlier Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Chief Abhay Apte said that there was no debate over sending the team.

 

The BCCI members had held a meeting with CoA on Saturday where it was decided that BCCI would avoid a confrontational approach.

 

India has been at loggerheads with the ICC over revenue and governance model. The 2014 Constitution that gave India a larger share was changed and some board officials didnot like it as it reduced India’s share.

 

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