In the wake of the Manchester blast during singer Ariana Grande’s concert, reports say that BCCI have called for an emergency meeting. The explosion left 22 people dead and over 50 have been reportedly injured. The warm-up matches will begin from May 26 with India playing their first against New Zealand on May 28, at The Oval in London. Their second warm-up game will be against Bangladesh on May 30 at the same venue. The main tournament will flag off from June 1. BCCI want to keep all the securities in place before India leave for the event. ICC assures safety of all teams following Manchester attack during Champions Trophy 2017
The meeting involving team manager and logistics managers will take place in Mumbai on Tuesday. The agenda will be to review India’s tour schedule, practice sessions and their travel between stadium to hotels. The immediate meeting was called upon as Manchester is not far from India’s warm-up games venue, The Oval. They will inaugurate their Champions Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Birmingham. The team is likely to leave for England on Wednesday evening. Most of the members have just concluded with their respective IPL campaign.
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated MS Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on Sunday to clinch their third IPL title. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were humbled in the league stage.
India enter the Champions Trophy as defending champions. They are placed in Group B along with Sri Lanka, South Africa and Pakistan.
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