Tendulkar and Dravid supported the idea of India playing in the CT 2017.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly miffed with former India captain and current India coach Anil Kumble, thanks to his comments about asking BCCI to allow India to participate in the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017.
Reports say that BCCI officials are not happy that Kumble approached them and wrote a letter to them about his willingness to play in the Champions Trophy. According to them, Kumble has no business interfering in the institutional issues of the BCCI.
India was still undecided on participating in the Champions Trophy to be played in England, as BCCI was using Team India as a bargaining point to get their share of revenue revised in the ICC’s new revenue sharing model. Some top BCCI officials had backed BCCI’s move to boycott Champions Trophy in protest of the new ICC revenue model that sees BCCI share fall from $530 odd million to $290 odd million.
“Kumble is going to be on a sticky wicket for this act once the Board members take control of BCCI. It is just a matter of time” commented a BCCI official.
Many former players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid expressed their desire for India to play in the upcoming ICC event. BCCI will be conducting a Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Sunday to further decide on the issue.