India may miss Champions Trophy if key reform applied


INDIAN cricket boss Anurag Thakur warned on October 3 that a key reform demanded by the country’s highest court may force India to miss next year’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) opposes a recommendation that would prevent cricket from being played up to 15 days after the cash-rich Indian Premier League finishes. The eight-team Champions Trophy begins on June 1, likely to be just days after the glitzy IPL final which is usually held in the last week of May. The 15-day window has been proposed to avoid player burnout,…

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