ICC to Ban Pakistan from Competing in the World Cup on India’s Request?

Cricket is a gentleman’s game! An honorable game, which is now being disrespected by India.

In the wake of Pulwama incident, the cross-border politics between India and Pakistan is also impacting the cricketing ties between the arch-rivals.

It was previously reported that Indian legend, Harbhajan Singh, had asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to boycott from playing Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup as a protest.

Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly also endorsed boycotting matches against Pakistan. However, he did add that it would hurt India’s chances of qualifying as forfeiting matches results in points deduction.

Emerging Reports

The reports are circulating that BCCI is set to write ICC seeking a complete ban on Pakistan’s inclusion in the upcoming World Cup. This information was revealed by Rajdeep Sardesai, who is an anchor person and consulting editor at India Today group.

It has been reported that Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been asked to draft this letter addressed to the ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

Why should we forfeit our matches, we want Pakistan out.

The decision is not final as of yet as there are some internal conflicts. Some board members do not believe that politics should be dragged onto the cricket field whereas others disagree.