After the Pulwama attack which took place on 14th February 2019 in Kashmir, India is in a position to boycott Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Many fans and a Mumbai cricket official have asked the team India to boycott the world cup match against Pakistan which is going to be played in June this year.
This is due to the killing of 40 members of Indian paramilitary police by a suicide bomber in Kashmir last week.
A team of CRPF that is Central Reserve Police Force was targeted in an attack on this Thursday where a Pakistani Islamist militant group named Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) held the responsibility.
Indian fans on social media are pressurizing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to humiliate Pakistan match in the forthcoming ICC World Cup in England.
On this Saturday, the CCI decided to eliminate the portrait of Pakistan Prime Minister and former captain, Imran Khan, for having not even criticizing the fearful act of terrorism. With Khan maintaining his silence on the matter, Suresh had said that it shows that he is at fault at some level. “We condemn the terror activities carried out against our army and CRPF personnel. Though CCI is a sporting association but nation comes first even before sports,” Bafna had told ANI while also suggesting to skip the Pakistan clash the World Cup in June.
Fans are not of a different opinion either, with requests to both the Indian board and the skipper Virat Kohli being made to not play Pakistan at the showpiece event, even if it leads to the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side getting a walkover.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 but they have faced each other in competitions such as the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2018 Asia Cup a competition that India won by beating Bangladesh in the final, both at neutral venues. They are now scheduled to play in Manchester on June 16, 2019.
After the terrorist attack, the coverage of the Pakistan Super League (by D Sports) was suspended in India while several other steps have been taken by the Indian government to separate the neighbor country for providing safe haven to terrorism.
The Cricket Association of Punjab has removed photographs of Pakistani cricketers inside Mohali stadium to “show solidarity with the nation”, according to local media.
IMG Reliance (Indian event management company) has withdrawn the producing of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) and television channel D-Sport has suspended the Twenty20 league’s coverage in India.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on its website expressed “extreme disappointment” with the result.
Managing Director of Punjab Cricket Board Wasim Khan said that “Denying India cricket fans the right to follow PSL…as well as covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions”.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to take up these occurences with the BCCI and the ICC (International Cricket Council) at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.
India captain Virat Kohli sent his “heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers” on Twitter.
Ensuring the destructive suicide bomb blast in Pulwama, Kashmir donations have come in from all corners of the country, be it sportsmen, stars from the entertainment industry, politicians or the general public. Now, the BCCI acting secretary CK Khanna has pressured the board to donate at least rupees five crores towards the sake of those martyred in the terrorist attack.
Writing a letter to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), Khanna has also suggested that a two-minute silence should be taken before the first match at each designated venue of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, India vs Australia T20I & ODI series as well as the inaugural ceremony/match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting March 23.
This incident that took place in Pulwama is very much disappointing and heartbroken for all Indians.
Therefore, it has encouraged the Indian people in every field to show an action towards patriotism.
And this step by the Indian Cricket Club has proved that still there are people who have to feel towards their country from the bottom of their heart.