After the recent terrorist attacks in India, the question arose on India playing Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019. The Indian fans don’t want to play Pakistan in the grand event, as they felt that Pakistan has been involved in the terrorist attack. However, regarding the same, PCB is willing to have a talk with BCCI in the upcoming ICC meeting.
The other night was one of the hard days to digest for the Indian citizen. They lost the services of a few incredible persons working for the safety of the country. The suicidal bomb attack saw 40 CRPF jawans losing their lives at Pulwama.
Shock, grief and outrage spread across the nation. The globe with countries from the US to Russia condemned the attack. Pakistan has been blamed for the attack by India as well as the US, where the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed is based. Meanwhile, Pakistan has denied any wrongdoing.
The meeting will be held at the end of February:
Meanwhile, as per the reports on Times Now, it is learnt that the members of the Pakistan Cricket Board are willing to have a chat on the sidelines with BCCI members regarding the game in the world cup. It is learnt that PCB would like to ask BCCI to carry on the game, as there is no proper evidence of Pakistan being involved.
Recently, the ICC Chief Richardson said that ‘Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible incident and we will be monitoring the situation with our Members. There is no indication that any (of the) matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will not go ahead as planned.”
“Sport, in particular, cricket, has the wonderful ability to bring people together and unite communities and we will work with our Members on that basis,” he added.
Sources: ICC quarterly meeting which is expected to be held in Dubai from 27 Feb to 2 March & on last day of meeting, it is expected that Pakistan cricket board will speak to BCCI about the entire situation that is currently going on. More details by @karishmasingh22 #BoycottPak pic.twitter.com/oh5R83CJ8h
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) February 20, 2019
All in all, it seems like the Indian Citizen are not going to leave the matter any sooner this time. With a lot of mass people calling for a war against Pakistan, things are going to get complicated in the near future. Coming to the schedule, India will lock horns against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on June 16th.
However, it would be interesting to see whether talks between both boards go in a positive manner. Meanwhile, BCCI left the decision to the Indian government, as they want to stand with the nation.