Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has demanded that the International Cricket Council (ICC) expel Pakistan for spreading terrorism in India, its role in the Kargil war, Parliament attack in India, and other terrorist activities.
This comes after the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA expelled Russia from the global sports body and banned Russian clubs from participating in any international event under it. Russia recently invaded Ukraine and has been facing expulsions and sanctions for its action from various sporting and financial bodies across the world.
What Was Stopping The ICC From Expelling Pakistan For Kargil, 26/11 & More Recent Events: Abhishek Manu Singhvi
India and Pakistan have always been at loggerheads due to the animosity between the two sides and Pakistan’s consistent terrorist encouraging activities in India, especially in the Kashmir region. The 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the 2001 attacks on Parliament, the 2019 terrorist attack on Indian soldiers in Pulwama, and other such activities have led to both countries ending bilateral cricket ties.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 and India has not toured Pakistan since 2007. The two countries only face-off in ICC events such as the ODI World Cup, the T20 World Cup, the Champions Trophy, and the Asia Cup.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has urged the International Cricket Council to expel Pakistan from cricket for its role in the Kargil war, Parliament attack, and terrorist activities in India. This after FIFA, the Olympics, Formula One racing, the European UEFA league, the Badminton World Federation, and other sporting associations have sanctioned and banned Russia and Belarus for invasion of Ukraine.
“If FIFA can expel Russia from the 2022 football World Cup, what was stopping the ICC from expelling Pakistan for Kargil, 26/11 & more recent events,” Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted.
If FIFA can expel Russia from the 2022 football World Cup, what was stopping the ICC from expelling Pakistan for Kargil, 26/11 & more recent events?
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) March 1, 2022
FIFA, who condemned the use of force by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, said that no international football matches will be played in Russia, and the country’s flag and anthem will be banned from any of their matches abroad.