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Pulwama effect: Here's what IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said on boycotting Pakistan in World Cup 2019

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 February 2019, 17:41 IST
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Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan have worsened over the years and after Pulwama terror attack they are even politically charged. Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla maintained that there is no possibility of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan.

Shukla said, “Our position is very clear. Unless government gives us nod, we are not going to play with Pakistan. Sports should be above all these things but if somebody is sponsoring terrorism, obviously it will affect sports also.” When asked about India-Pakistan World Cup match, Shukla added, “That we can't tell you know right now. World cup is far away. We will see what happens.”

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 soldiers was attacked by a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed and many others were injured. This is termed as the worst attack on Indian soldiers since 1989 insurgency started in the valley.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that a strong-reply will be given to the Pakistan based terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammed. Pakistan has said that Indian government and media are linking the attacks to the country without any investigation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sacrifices of our Jawans won’t go in vain and have given free hand to security forces, no one will be spared. India have already ended the most favored nation status for Pakistan. India might also hold the process of talks between India and Pakistan over Kartarpur corridor.

First published: 18 February 2019, 17:41 IST
 
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