Indian team may miss next year's champions trophy

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Indian Women Team (File Photo)
Indian Women Team (File Photo)

New Delhi : The Indian cricket board expressed its displeasure over the punishment meted out to the women's team and threatened the ICC of pulling out of Championship Trophy next year. The global sports body on Wednesday punished Indian eves docking all six points for skipping three matches in the ICC championship competition against Pakistan between August 1 to October 31. 

The docking of points means, Indian eves will miss out qualification in 2017 World Cup in England. 

Indian were to play bilateral series with Pakistan between August 1 to October 31 as per agreement, but given the political situation between the neighbouring countries where men's teams have not played a bilateral series after Pakistan toured India at the end of 2012, the decision to forfeit matches was taken.

BCCI, though, has been comparing the two situations together but given that this series was part of the ICC event, there was hardly any doubt about the consequences of boycotting it.

Though both countries have not been playing bilateral series for a while now, they have played against each other in various ICC tournaments including the World Cup, World T20, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.

ICC technical committee did consider written submissions from the both cricket boards before reaching the final decision.

India and Pakistan, who last played each other at the Women's World T20 earlier this year, are scheduled to play the Asia Cup in Thailand between November 25 and December 5.