India May Withdraw From Champions Trophy 2017
There is a chance that India will not be playing in the Champions Trophy this year. The BCCI may decide to withdraw from the tournament so to prevent the implementation of certain policy changes by the ICC.
In fact, for the first time in over 25 years, the BCCI will not be an active participant at the ICC. The ICC is planning to bring about a wide range of policy changes soon at a board meeting in Dubai. India will be represented by Vikram Limaye, who has been appointed administrator by the Supreme Court. Accompanying him will be the secretary of BCCI, Amitabh Chaudhary and Anirudh Chaudhary, the treasurer.
The policies which will be discussed were already decided upon during the meetings held in 2016. However, these policies will make a major impact on all of the stakeholders of ICC. However, BCCI stands to lose a great deal if the policies are actually implemented. For starters, it will be losing out on a significant share of the revenues earned by ICC. At the same time, there are other repercussions which leave a major dent on Indian cricket.If the BCCI wants to avoid the ratification of these policy changes, the only option would be to exit a tournament held under ICC banners. Currently, that tournament would be the Champions Trophy which has been scheduled right prior to the annual conference of the ICC. This will create massive waves across the cricket world and the financial impact will be quite severe. In fact, such a move can destabilize the ICC.