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BCCI might ask ICC to ban Pakistan from World Cup 2019 for supporting terrorism against India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 February 2019, 12:54 IST

Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai has asked Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri to write a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC) asking to ban Pakistan from the upcoming 2019 World Cup for continuing to support terrorism against India.

According to a report in India Today, Vinod Rai also wants Johri to say that India is in no mood to engage in any cricket with Pakistan. Johri would be representing BCCI at some of the ICC meets starting from February 27. If reports are to be believed, Johri will raise all these points to succumb Pakistan to pressure.

Pakistan have denied any involvement in Pulwama attack and the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in a press statement said, “Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks.”

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: 21 February 2019, 12:54 IST