Following the terrorist attack in Pulwama on the Indian CRPF troops, the diplomatic and political climate has been on the rise between the two nuclear power i.e India and Pakistan.
Even the cricketing world has condemned the ghastly attack on our forces. Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has called for a boycott of Pakistan during the ICC world cup 2019.
However, despite calls for boycott, according to BCCI, it’s highly unlikely that ICC will ban Pakistan as it’s not feasible according to them.
Even former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that it will be very difficult for India to convince ICC to put a ban on Pakistan.
“The government has already defined the terms as far as bilateral series between India and Pakistan is concerned. India and Pakistan don’t play bilateral series… the last bilateral series was played in 2006. However, I doubt the prospects of banning Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket. It is a big thing,” Ganguly told IndiaTV.
“The ICC is a separate institution, World Cup is a separate institution and I feel it is very difficult to implement this here. This is my personal view that banning Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket won’t be possible. World Cup is still far away and we will see what happens then. But in my opinion, it will be very difficult for India or the Indian government to go to ICC and ask for a ban on Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket. There’s less than even one per cent chance of this happening,” he added.
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