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The West Indies have failed to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy in England as they were not amongst the top eight ranked teams on the ICC ODI rankings on the cut-off date of September 30.
This is the first time the West Indies have failed to qualify for the event, which they won back in 2004.
The news is another major blow for the men from the Caribbean, who are also in the midst of a coaching crisis as head coach Phil Simmons was recently suspended for saying that outside influence had been responsible for the West Indies not fielding their strongest ODI squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will be rejoicing as they will be making their Champions Trophy return for the first time since 2006. Bangladesh have been in superb form as of late and even beat England to reach the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup.
The other teams taking part in the 2017 Champions Trophy will be England, Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.