The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) will take a very important decision today as the matter regarding India playing Pakistan in the upcoming world cup 2019 clash is to be settled in a meeting. The consultations will take place between BCCI, the Indian Sports Ministry, Home Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs on the grounds of cricketing ties with Pakistan.
In the wake of the Pulwama attack which saw 40 CRPF officials being killed by a suicide bomber, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to take a call on how to approach the India-Pakistan World Cup match that is to be played in Manchester on June 16.
Speaking to state media, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji confirmed that a call on the same would be taken in the Capital on Friday. “Yes, we are meeting and we will decide on the course of action,” she said. India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said : “It’s not in our hands, if BCCI says, we will play if they say no then we won’t. I think it is high time, we need to take firm action. I am not saying all people there(Pakistan) are at fault but those who are responsible should be acted against.”
Ganguly too had spoken about thi9s matter and said: “This is a 10-team World Cup and each team plays matches against every other team and I feel if India doesn’t play a match in the World Cup, it won’t be an issue. I feel it will be really difficult for ICC to go on with a World Cup without India. But, you also have to see if India has the power to stop ICC from doing such a thing. But, personally I feel a strong message should be sent.
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17 November, 2019