The Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket on Friday took no decision on whether India should play against Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup and made it clear that the matter will be decided in consultation with the govt.
There has been a call to boycott the June 16 World Cup face-off against Pakistan at the Old Trafford in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel.
“We are in talks with the government. No decision has been taken on the June 16 match,” CoA chief Vinod Rai told reporters after the meeting.
“We are expressing two concerns to the ICC. We will ask for more protection for players during the World Cup and we will tell cricketing nations to severe ties with any nation that is a terrorist hub,” he added.
The two-member Supreme Court-appointed CoA , which also also includes former/cricketer Diana Edulji as its member, has been divided on whether India should play the World Cup match against Pakistan in the wake of ghastly Pulwama terror attack.
Meanwhile, BCCI writes to ICC regarding its concerns & commitments ahead of ICC events including World Cup. Concerns include security of Indian players, officials, fans. BCCI in its letter urges the cricketing community to sever ties with countries from where terror emanates. #PulwamaAttack