CoA assures Virat Kohli’s India will get to defend ICC Champions Trophy: Sources to India Today

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first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli is believed to be anxious over the continued debate over India’s possible ICC Champions Trophy pull out. However, the good news for the fans is that he has been assured by the Committee of Administrators that India will play the the multi-nation tournament in England starting June 1.According to India Today sources, the Supreme Court-appointed CoA has been in touch with Kohli and has assured the India captain that nothing like that is happening and that the team will indeed get a chance to defend the title and all the apprehensions will be sorted out very very soon. They have even texted Kohli to put him at ease and have also spoken to him.”Virat Kohli was feeling anxious and down, we have allayed fears and assured him that India will play the Champions Trophy,” sources told India Today.The CoA has also spoken to coach Anil Kumble also and stated that there is no doubt over participation.WATCH FULL VIDEOEarlier this week, the CoA was forced to issue a diktat after it was learnt that around 10 loyalists of former BCCI president N Srinivasan engaged in a teleconference where the options of pulling out and taking legal action against the global body were discussed.The CoA has written to the state associations telling them that pulling out of the Champions Trophy was not in the best interests of Indian cricket and that it will move Supreme Court if any drastic steps are taken at the BCCI SGM scheduled on May 7.advertisementThe BCCI missed the April 25 deadline set for announcing the squad with all the other seven countries already naming their team list.The BCCI is at loggerheads with International Cricket Council on a number issues primarily being the massive reduction in their share of revenue.last_img read more