PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that if India does not participate in the Champions Trophy, it will have no impact on the tournament. The Chairman said that other Member Countries are ready to face BCCI’s reaction.
Why India May Not Participate in Champions Trophy?
India earlier refused to accept the new changes to the ICC constitution ending the monopoly of the big three in cricket.
Here is what Shaharyar Khan had to say to this situation
India is strongly opposing resolution at the ICC meeting. It only has the support of Sri Lanka and other Member Countries are not in favor of continuing the “big three” formula. He also clearly indicates that he understands the probable reaction by India by not participating in the ICC Champions Trophy. However, he expresses hope that India’s undue pressure on ICC and other Member Countries will not give it the results it expects.
He further added that India’s absence would result in losses for the ICC. However, he added that most of the Member Countries are not deterred by India’s threat.
The International Cricket Council new financial model. This new model will reverse the 2014 changes which had put India, Australia, and England in control.
ICC To Create Balance Between Cricketing Nations
ICC wants to eliminate the imbalance created by the earlier financial model. BCCI did attempt to defer the changes. However, ICC did not heed to Indian Cricket Board’s demands during the last meeting in Dubai.
On this occasion, PCB Chairman appreciated the role played by BCCI’s Chairman in ending the ‘big three’ structure in ICC. Therefore, he requested BCCI Chairman to take back his resignation and complete his tenure till November 2017.
In March the BCCI Chairman Manohar has taken back his resignation from the ICC Chairmanship. Several of the Member Countries have already requested him not to resign and complete his two-year tenure. Manohar is playing an important role in bringing an end to the “big three” formula. PCB Chairman says he has also requested BCCI Chairman to complete his tenure.