BCCI ends speculations, confirms India's participation in Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy 2017

"The Supreme Court passed a judgement that he won't be allowed to attend the ICC meeting but it was never clarified whether he is ineligible to attend the SGM", a senior BCCI official told PTI today.

While it may be a tad melodramatic to suggest that Indian cricket is at the crossroads - yet again - there is no doubt that Sunday's special general meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India could at least in the short term, define the country's relations with the wider cricketing community.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) in a letter to BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Thursday asserted that it must not hurt the interest of the players in its dispute and demanded an immediate meeting of the selection committee to announce the squad.

The uncertainty stemmed from India's evident dissatisfaction with the new power and revenue-sharing model agreed by the International Cricket Council last month.

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Holders India will take part in the Champions Trophy next month, the cricket board said Sunday, ending weeks of speculation over their participation in the event organised by the sport's world governing body. The BCCI SGM unanimously decided that the Indian cricket team will participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

There was doubt over India's participation due to the BCCI being dissatisfied with the outcomes of the ICC Board meetings in April. The standoff continued further when the revenue model was revised and the BCCI again rejected the ICC's proposal of an additional 100 million, at where the original is 293 million.

The Indian team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrate their ICC Champions Trophy win after beating hosts England in the final at Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 23, 2013.

The squad for the 50-over tournament would be named on Monday, it added.

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