Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday condemned the terror attack in Pulwama and maintained that the team will do whatever the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the management decide on the India-Pakistan World Cup match.
“All our sincere condolences to the families of soldiers who lost their lives. We are really shocked about what happened. Our stand is simple, we will do whatever the nation wants us to do and what the BCCI decides to do. We will do whatever the board and the government decides,” Kohli told reporters.
There has been a huge clamour in the country on the India-Pakistan match in the World Cup after the Pulwama attack as the incident has put the sporting associations between both the nations in jeopardy.
On Friday, the Supreme-court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) took no verdict on whether India should play Pakistan in the World Cup and made it clear that the matter will be decided in consultation with the government.
The Committee, nevertheless, wrote a letter to ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) asking them to sever ties with countries from which terrorism arises, in a clear reference to Pakistan.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, while talking about the matter, had stated that he would individually hate seeing India yield two points by boycotting the match versus Pakistan in the World Cup. He, nevertheless, whatever the government decides, he will support it.
The members of ICC are anticipated to conduct a meeting on 27th February to discuss the India-Pakistan situation. The World Cup match among the two countries is registered to be played on June 16.