In the aftermath of deadly Pulwama attacks, messages poured down to boycott Pakistan from all possible boards and groups. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also planned to write a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep Pakistan out of the cricket World cup events. On this note, Vinod Rai, the CoA Chairman have appealed to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
With the World Cup commencing from May 30th in England and Wales, India and Pakistan are supposed to play against each other on June 16 in Manchester. In the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attacks and to break ties with Pakistan, a plea on Pakistan ban from the World Cup was made. A letter was written keeping 40 CRPF martyrs and their bereaved families in mind.
Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly were among the Indian cricketers who have called for Pakistan to be boycotted at the World Cup. This decision of banning Pakistan is receiving an outrageous response from Pakistan youth and the country’s fans all over the world.
On the other hand, BCCI and few other cricket associations have already removed the photographs of Pakistani cricketers from the stadium premises. A meeting will be soon held on the ban by Rahul Johri in the next ICC discussions. UP Cabinet Minister Chetan Chauhan and Union Law Minister Tavi Shakar Prasad and other people from the cricket fraternity have also stood in solidarity and supported the ban.