World Cup 2019: After ICC’s rejection, BCC seeks international ban on Pakistan:
After International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) request to cut ties with countries from where terrorism emanates, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is now seeking international ban on Pakistan. Reports said that CoA chairman Vinod Rai was non-committal on whether India would play against Pakistan in the World Cup 2019.
He said that that World Cup is still four months away and BCCI has expressed concerns over security, adding that the same would be heightened.
On February 22, the BCCI forwarded a letter to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, requesting the world cricket body and its member nations to boycott countries that harbour terrorism.
Though BCCI had not mentioned the name of the country, but it is clear the country’s cricket board wanted ICC to ban Pakistan as it is involved in several terror attacks in India.
In reply, the ICC stated that it could not ban any country as it is not in its domain.
Now the CoA would raise the issue with ICC chairman Manohar in the upcoming meeting in Mumbai.
Last month, head coach of team India Ravi Shastri said that the team would go what BCCI and the govermnet decide.
According to World Cup 2019 schedule, India and Pakistan would face-off in Manchester on June 16. The first match of the tournament would be played on May 30 in United Kingdom.
After the Pulwama suicide bombing, the call to boycott Pakistan emerged from the country. People including veteran crickets called to not play Pakistan.