New Indian Express – KOLKATA:   BCCI has opposed the International Cricket Council’s decision to convert the 2021 Champions Trophy into a T20 tournament as it goes against the members playing agreement.

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  • KOLKATA:   BCCI has opposed the International Cricket Council’s decision to convert the 2021 Champions Trophy into a T20 tournament as it goes against the members playing agreement.
  • The decision is set to be ratified on Wednesday, but it remains to be seen how ICC goes about it, as there is already a World T20 stated for 2020, which is to be hosted by Australia in October and November.
  • On Tuesday, ICC confirmed the 2019 World Cup fixtures, with the BCCI successfully pushing its opening match back by three days to comply with the Lodha Panel recommendations.
  • As a result, India’s opening match against South Africa would be played on June 5, 15 days after the 2019 IPL final.
  • And even the 2017 edition proved to successful, but with only 10 teams allowed to play in the World Cup and only eight in Champions Trophy, it reckons that a 16-team tournament in T20 format would benefit the Associate members.


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