International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive officer (CEO) Dave Richardson on Tuesday (March 19) said that there is no threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match scheduled to take place in a group game in Manchester on June 16, reported Indian media.
Richardson said: “for ICC events, all teams have signed a members’ participation agreement, which requires them to participate in all the matches of the tournament and (in case of) any unjustified non-compliance with that provision, the playing conditions will kick in and the points will be awarded accordingly (to the other team),” Richardson said.
“You should appreciate the work done by Pakistan as a country and the Pakistan security forces because the fact is the perception outside of Pakistan was that it was quite a dangerous place to visit in the past and that perception slowly but surely has been changed through the good work that has been done here, not through any window dressing,” he said.
“The ICC’s motto is clear. We don’t want to mix politics with sports,” he said.
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17 August, 2019