Pulwama Attack: BCCI to ask ICC to ban Pakistan from World Cup
New Delhi : The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India is likely to write a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC) asking to ban Pakistan from the upcoming World Cup for harbouring terrorists in their land.
As per schedule, India is likely to play against Pakistan in the world cup on June 16 at Manchester. Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh have also urged the cricketers to boycott the match.
According to reports, CoA chairman Vinod Rai will take a call on Friday, after looking into all the implications that it should be conveyed to ICC or not.
As mentioned in a report by The Times of India, a draft letter has already been made by the office of BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after express approval from Rai.
Seeking advice from the Sports Ministry, MEA & Home Ministry. BCCI/COA will take a collective and responsible decision as to what steps can be taken in regards to cricket with Pak. No letter has been written to ICC yet.
“There is no indication that any World Cup match will not go ahead as planned. Sport, in particular cricket, has the wonderful ability to bring people together and unite communities. We will work with our members on that basis,” Richardson was quoted as saying.