Kapil Dev calls for reformatting of ICC Champions Trophy qualification

by May 19th, 2017

Legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev said authorities should reconsider the rules of qualification for the ICC Champions Trophy, if it means West Indies will be out of the tournament.

The former Indian captain and world record-breaking fast bowler was astonished that the ‘Windies’ will not be part of the tournament which takes place from June 1 to 18 in England and Wales.

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For the eighth edition of the tournament, the top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings on September 30, 2015, qualified for the tournament.

The Caribbean side finished outside the top eight in ninth position on the cut-off date and were nudged by Bangladesh, meaning they missed out on the tournament for the first time.