Former Indian Legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are of the opinion that India must take part in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy that will be played in England in June. The two greats are not the only ones wanting India to participate but likes of Zaheer Khan, Sandeep Patil and Sanjay Manjrekar clearly stated sanity must prevail in terms of India agreeing to play the big event in the month of June.
There is a lot of uncertainty as to whether India will take part in the upcoming event as BCCI missed deadline given by ICC to submit their 15-man squad for the competition. Board has given their reasons saying that the delay has been caused due to operational problems in the setup according to media sources. ICC did finally put an end to the Big Three dominance on the game of cricket and revealed a new financial model that sees sizable reduction in the revenues received by India. There were rumors that BCCI might end their Members Participation Contract with ICC which will see India take no part in the ICC Champions Trophy. BCCI will face dire consequences if they go for the above mentioned option as they might have to pay a hefty amount of 2 thousand crores in case they revoke the agreement.
BCCI has clearly stated that final decision on India taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy will be taken in the general body meeting scheduled to happen in Delhi on 7th May.