The Pulwama attack has seen relation between arch-rivals India and Pakistan hit an all-time low. In the wake of Pulwama attacks, there have been scattered voices calling India to boycott all cricketing ties with Pakistan and to forfeit the proposed World Cup fixture.
Cries of no cricketing ties with Pakistan has been growing with every passing second, which has put dark clouds over the fixture between the two countries in the upcoming World Cup.
Responding on this, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that there is no way Pakistan can be banned from the upcoming World Cup in UK which will begin in May 2019.
The statement from the BCCI came as calls in India from former cricketers and fans intensified after New Delhi without any proof blamed Pakistan for the Pulwama attack in occupied Kashmir in which 44 Indian soldiers were killed.
A BCCI official told Indian media that the board and Committee of Administrators had not prepared any note seeking a ban on Pakistan at the upcoming World Cup, adding that even if it did the International Cricket Council (ICC) was bound to reject it.
Now, the Chairman of Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai quoted that they are looking to make Pakistan isolated in the International cricket. Regarding the same, they wanted the other boards in the International cricket to cut off their ties with Pakistan.
BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri today wrote to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson and chairman Shashank Manohar to bring the Pulwama incident to ICC’s notice, and reiterated that the attack was carried out by an “outfit based in Pakistan” — an allegation that has been vehemently and repeatedly denied.
The BCCI, in its email to ICC officials, urged “the cricket community to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”.
While at other side, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) remains unfazed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) latest attempt to turn the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other cricketing nations against Pakistan.
Responding to the contents of Johri’s email, a source within the PCB told DawnNewsTV said that the board remains unperturbed as the BCCI has written to the ICC without any evidence.
“The Indian board’s claim and email will not make any difference,” the source said.
The BCCI is just one of 15 members on the ICC’s executive board. It alone cannot do anything. An allegation without any evidence is insignificant.
“India will face embarrassment in the ICC, just like it did in the shooting world cup.”