BCCI to boycott match against Pakistan in WC2019?

The match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Manchester in the World Cup 2019 has come under a cloud due to the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF soldiers.

Several cricketers like Harbhajan Singh have called upon the Indian cricket team to boycott their ICC Cricket World Cup encounter against Pakistan in Manchester June 16 over the Pulwama attack.

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that they yet to hear from the Indian government on this. Sources in the Indian cricket board were clear on what they needed to do. “Situation will get clearer after some time, a little closer to the World Cup. ICC has nothing to do with it. If the government at that point in time feels we shouldn’t play, it’s obvious that we won’t play.”

India and Pakistan will meet in the league stage but there can also be a distinct possibility that the two sides could face each other in the final. India has never lost a World Cup encounter against Pakistan.

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