The International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down the request of cutting ties with Pakistan from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has drafted the letter to ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar a few weeks ago, urging to ban Pakistan from taking part in World Cup 2019. This comes after the ghastly terror attack which killed 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama, Kashmir on February 14, 2019.
BCCI officials stated on such silent conditions, “There was no chance that anything like that would happened. The ICC chairman made it clear that the decision to obstracize a nation is taken at the government level and ICC had no rule. The BCCI knew it all along but still took a chance”. The Board also added, “So many players from member nation play the Pakistan Super League and they would have never entertained such a request. Yes, security was a concern and it had been duly addressed”.
The arch-rivalry World Cup match between Indian and Pakistan is scheduled to be play on June16. Though, authorities are trying to call off the clash in the wake of worsening conditions between both the countries followed by the air strike conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF).
Many eminent sports personalities like Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly also demanded to boycott Ind-Pak battle ahead of this World Cup. However, Committee of Administrators (CoA) has not taken any call yet on the issue of isolation. CoA said that it will seek the government view on the matter.