BCCI yet to take a call on CLT20

Kolkata: The Indian cricket board has not yet taken a final decision on whether to scrap Champions League Twenty20. It would take a call after more contemplation, an official said.

"We have not done away with the Champions League T20. It is all media speculation that the tournament is being scrapped. We are thinking about what to do with the tournament. We will take a call in the interest of cricket," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said here on Monday.

"We will not take a call in the interest of broadcasters. We will take a call in the interest of the fans. If the fans are not interested, there is no point continuing with it."

The CLT20 is an annual international T20 competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations.

Thakur also said the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a domestic T20 tournament, will be held before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction from next year. This would provide a window to the upcoming domestic cricketers to showcase their talent ahead of the cash-rich league.

Asked about media speculations on the coach and director of the Indian team ahead of the trip to Bangladesh, Thakur said: "We have selected a team for Bangladesh. We will decide on the support staff soon."

India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) during their trip to Bangladesh from June 10 to 24.

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