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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 : News, Update and Discussion

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  1. Proudpakistaniguy

    Proudpakistaniguy SENIOR MEMBER

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    Pakistan announced their team for Champion trophy and I don't get the logic of dropping Hafeez in place of shezad, azhar or umar kamal. Hafeez did not perform bad in recent matches and can do bowling as well . Why keep trying Akmal brothers again and again? Wahab riaz is also not in good form.

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    Former captain Azhar Ali was recalled into Pakistan's 15-member squad © ESPNcricinfo Ltd



    Umar Akmal and Azhar Ali have been recalled by Pakistan for the squad that will travel for the Champions Trophy in England. This after the pair were dropped following Pakistan's 4-1 defeat in the ODI series in Australia in January, and did not feature in the limited-overs series against West Indies earlier this month.



    The development marks a tumultuous three months for Azhar, who was captain of that side in Australia, before being stripped of the leadership role and omitted from the ODI squad altogether. Now he will take his place in a squad led by former vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed.



    Kamran Akmal, who was the leading run-scorer and declared Man-of-the-Tournament during the Pakistan Super League, has once again been dropped. He had been called up to the limited-overs side that toured the West Indies and played all games in the shorter formats, scoring 90 runs in four T20I innings, and 68 in the three ODIs.

    It was a disappointing return for a man riding a wave of form from the PSL, but his failure to convert that into international runs has seen him pay the price. In addition, his discomfiture in the outfield, having played most of his career as a wicketkeeper, was evident, and two dropped catches - including a very easy chance - couldn't have helped his cause.

    Fahim Ashraf, 23 is the only player in the 15-man squad yet to put on an international shirt in any format. He was part of the ODI squad for the three-match series against the West Indies, but did not make the final XI. Fakhar Zaman is also yet to make his ODI debut, although he did play three of the four T20s against West Indies earlier this month.

    Pakistan are placed in Group B of the Champions Trophy, and begin their campaign against current holders India on June 4, before taking on South Africa and Sri Lanka on June 7 and June 12, respectively. The top two sides from each group will qualify for the semi-final stage.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/story/1094602.html
     
  2. Arsalan 345

    Arsalan 345 SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hafeez is in the team for the champions trophy.i don't understand umar akmal and azhar ali inclusion in the team.umar akmal is a well known flop show in big games and he proved it several times including 2011 semi final against india.he was bowled by harbhajan on a flipper.azhar ali is not doing great in test matches now and suddenly he is selected for ODI.wahhab riaz always gives 70 to 80 runs in 10 overs against india and did nothing.i am sure that defeat against india is imminent.after our horrible run in the upcoming champions trophy,i hope someone will sack inzamam.he don't deserve to be a selector.our team selection for champions trophy 2017 is horrible.
     
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    Hope for the best

    But the team is poor in ODIs
     
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  4. Proudpakistaniguy

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    You are right. It seem selectors are totally clueless . If they wanted to include Azar ali and Umar akmal in Champion trophy then why they dropped them after Australian tour and now they are in team again without playing much cricket and azar ali seem in worst shape even in test cricket. We know Wahab ended with figures of 10-0-110-0 when played in England in 2016 so I don't have much expectation from him in England as he has no control over his line and length and become bad to worse when batsman start hitting him. I want more young faces to build a team for future even if we lose some matches but we should give experience to youngster
     
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    Many BCCI members have expressed displeasure over the confrontational approach of the senior officials who attended the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings in Dubai.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to name the team for the ICC Champions Trophy soon as its boycott threat has petered out.

    Many BCCI members have expressed displeasure over the confrontational approach of the senior cricket officials who attended the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings in Dubai and suffered a loss of face.

    Top Indian cricket board officials had claimed on Wednesday they will invoke the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) and pull out of the Champions Trophy, starting in England on June 1. They had even threatened legal action after the ICC carried out a rollback of revenue and administrative proposals, leaving BCCI isolated.

    “We will hold the SGM but the view of the members is that we should announce the team first. Anyway, there is bound to be opposition to the move to pull out. It will be a divided house,” a senior BCCI official told HT. “In fact, most want to avoid confrontation. We can’t afford to pull out, for the simple reason we will be penalised. The penalty will be to the tune of ~2,000 crore.


    “And what if the board is suspended for this? Foreign boards can also threaten to pull players out of the IPL. And what if they don’t keep a window for IPL? It will totally be BCCI’s loss,” the BCCI functionary said.

    The Committee of Administrators is not happy with the handling of the issue. The Supreme Court had authorised acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to attend the ICC meeting and asked Board CEO, Rahul Johri, to accompany him. However, treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry also went to Dubai after the Board’s SGM held in New Delhi authorised him to assist the two.

    He was there to help safeguard BCCI’s interests as it had agreed to the taxing bilateral schedule only due to the 2014 Big Three model. “The CoA, and even board members, aren’t happy with the outcome. They will step in,” said another Board official. “The CoA felt a middle path should be taken, but the officials didn’t agree. We have been humiliated.”

    A source told HT the Board members are irked with the lack of transparency in the approach. “Members were getting news only through the media where it was being portrayed that BCCI had rejected an additional $100 million (it would have taken its share to $390 million) offer by (ICC chairman) Shashank Manohar. But yesterday we got to know Manohar told BCCI clearly that they should take the $290 million or leave it. So, did Manohar actually make the offer? If he did, why didn’t they take it?”

    BCCI acting president CK Khanna said, “We’ll speak to the three officials and other Board members on Friday. It’s a sensitive issue. We’ve to look at all angles and perspectives and then move forward. Everyone’s opinion will be taken into account, even to discuss at the Special General Meeting.”

    source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...-fizzle-out/story-16nYH5hSXwvcsnbDXrOQIJ.html
     
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  6. Proudpakistaniguy

    Proudpakistaniguy SENIOR MEMBER

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    LOL poor BCCI
     
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    Sad that one country what's to hold a sport at ransom.
     
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    Typical.


    indian "threats" are farts by default

    People dominated by superior cultures of Islam for 1000 years can't make credible threats and carry them through

    Everybody knows it. Even Bangladesh now :lol:
     
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    baniya back tothe senses.
     
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    Good
     
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    Let us know when the KUSHKHABRI will come I will go buy some sweets and fancy food once India pulls out from tournament
     
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    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was dilly-dallying on picking the Indian cricket team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in the wake of a revenue battle with the world body.

    The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in a strongly-worded statement to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked the cricket body to select the Indian cricket squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, starting in the United Kingdom on June 1.

    Read | ICC Champions Trophy: Administrators slam BCCI’s negative, combative approach

    The deadline for the team selection was April 25, but BCCI did not abide by it in an apparent protest over ICC’s decision to implement a new financial model that would see India losing substantial revenue. Several BCCI top officials even threatened to pull out of the marquee event.

    The COA, led by former CAG Vinod Rai, had earlier said that such a stance was not welcome. The COA released a statement on Thursday saying the BCCI’s ‘combative’ and ‘negative’ approach should not impact the Indian team. It also asked the cricket body to convene a selection meeting at the earliest.

    Read | ICC row: Vinod Rai’s directive reins in BCCI officials ahead of Sunday’s SGM

    COA’s statement

    In a letter addressed to BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and marked to all members of the Board, the COA said: “It would be appropriate to make all necessary preparations for ensuring that Team India can successfully defend its title in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which commences on 1st June 2017.

    “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. Please convene a meeting of the selection committee for selecting the squad immediately. The squad can then be submitted to the ICC without prejudice to BCCI’s legal rights.”

    Read | ICC Champions Trophy: BCCI warned not to spoil relationship with world body






    Uncertainty, confusion over team undesirable

    The BCCI had threatened to pull out of Champions Trophy after a revamped revenue model was proposed to replace the existing ‘Big Three’ model. BCCI’s share would reduce from USD 570 million to USD 293 million, according to estimates, in the new model. However, the threats didn’t go down well with the CoA who had earlier stated that a discussion would be appropriate than such measures.

    Read | BCCI’s double standards exposed after India women’s team leaves in secrecy

    “Team India should be provided with a supportive environment to showcase Indian cricket instead of being surrounded with uncertainty and confusion. 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. The players’ interests are paramount and they must be given the best chance to prepare for, defend and retain the ICC Champions Trophy,” the letter stated.

    Read | BCCI to miss deadline for ICC Champions Trophy team submission

    BCCI have lost sight

    The CoA lambasted the approach undertaken by the BCCI and further stated: “The BCCI appears to have lost sight of the fact that it attained a pre-eminent position in the ICC not by a combative approach but by building consensus and ensuring a positive image including by helping other cricket boards in their time of need.”

    Of the eight nations that are to take part in the tournament, India is the only team that is yet to announce their squad.

    source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...orders-bcci/story-BWbt1lUUMT30xQjNvzBZxO.html
     
  13. H!TchHiker

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    So once again india is financing ICC (as per Indians):-) and not teaching them a lesson..It means ICC stance of rejecting a big 3 proved to be right as india is not doing something to hurt ICC.
     
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    Right step of COA appointed by supreme court, the BCCI has been unable to sort out its mess for so many decades and is always ruled by political persons. heck they don't even allow audit of there accounts by independent auditors and earn money in billions. BCCI is being run like a closed business house as if its property of few individuals in BCCI who takes turn to head it
     
  15. Proudpakistaniguy

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    Acting BCCI president C. K. Khanna ended the speculation surrounding India’s participation in the Champions Trophy, confirming to The Hindu that the team will not be withdrawn from the tournament.

    “India will participate in the Champions Trophy,” Khanna said on Saturday, a day ahead of the Special General Meeting (SGM), which is to take a decision in this regard.

    India’s participation in the Champions Trophy, to be played in England from June 1 to 18, had been put on hold following the revenue sharing issue with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the matter was left to the SGM.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sport/crick...hampions-trophy-ck-khanna/article18402442.ece