India belatedly confirm their participation in next month's Champions Trophy

The BCCI has confirmed India will participate in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy, ending speculation they would withdraw from the tournament.

It was decided that the squad for the series will be picked on Monday.

Former BCCI president N Srinivasan is attending the Special General Meeting (SGM) from London via video conference, raising questions about the eligibility criteria as per the Lodha Committee diktat. Find us on Facebook too!

England play the opening match of the tournament against Bangladesh at The Oval on June 1.

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Holders India did not submit a squad for the one-day worldwide tournament by an April 25 deadline after the BCCI failed in a bid to halt a new revenue model being adopted by the ICC. "My view is that India must take part in the Champions Trophy", Khanna told ANI.

The powerful BCCI stands to lose $277 million revenue over the next eight years under the sweeping changes approved by ICC members. "There has been more than enough negativity surrounding Team India's participation in the ICC Champions Trophy and the sooner the same is put to rest the better" it added. The goal of the SGM was to take a call on the revenue loss and governance reforms at the International Cricket Council (ICC). The BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week at the ICC meetings in its bid to stall the new deal which considerably slashes India's share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle. You are aware that the squad representing India at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was to be submitted by 25th April 2017 but the squad has not even been selected as yet.

India has been at loggerheads with the ICC in recent weeks over the revenue and governance models.

On Friday, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a strongly worded statement, ordered the BCCI to refrain from taking any decision which might harm the interests of Indian cricket.

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