All teams except for India announced their squads for the all-important ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to commence on the 1st of June 2017 in England and Wales. The Indian squad should be announced within this week but there is an outside chance of an unfortunate pullout from this year’s tournament.
All eight teams are well balanced with firepower in all departments of the game. The Sri Lankan outfit will be led by Angelo Mathews with Upul Tharanga as his deputy. Furthermore, Sri Lanka will also have the experience of Lasith Malinga and Thisara Perera.
The BCCI had refused to name the champions trophy squad on April 25 due to a cut down in their revenue. Moreover, the BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week in its bid to stall a new revenue model. Sri Lanka was the only country to vote in favor of India.
“Speaking in my personal capacity, as a cricket fan, I believe the Indian cricket team absolutely must take part in the Champions Trophy. Boycotting or threatening to boycott a prestigious international tournament does not become a great cricketing nation. Under the Members Participation Agreement for the Champions Trophy, there is no scope for sanctions for missing the deadline for naming squads,” said a historian Ramchandra Guha.
SQUADS FOR ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY
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