They told Free Press if India doesn't play against Pakistan in the World Cup, Virat Kohli and his team would lose two point. While bilateral cricket tournaments between the two nations have become extinct, people in general are awaiting the decision from the government and see whether these two arch rivals will still clash at world cup matches.
The Pakistani shooters were supposed to compete in the 25m rapid fire pistol event, but were refused visas in the wake of the recent terrorist attack on an Indian army convoy in Pulwama in Kashmir.
Shastri also said that he will accept the decision taken by BCCI and the Government about playing the match or not. "When the ICC (board members) meet in Dubai on March 2, we will show the BCCI all the security plans which have been put in place for the World Cup", Manohar was quoted as saying by Times of India.
"June 16 is very far away. We will go by what the Government and the Board decides, we will respect that".
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The BCCI had expressed its concerns over the Pulwama attack as well as security of Indian players in the letter to the ICC. Gavaskar, in an interaction with India Today TV channel, said the aim was to beat Pakistan in the field and not give them two points.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has smashed rumours about his statement on "World Cup" was a response to Sachin Tendulkar batting for the match. "We should seek their (Pakistan) ouster and remove them from the cricketing committee".
Sourav Ganguly reacts to Sachin Tendulkar's stance on whether India should play Pakistan. Many noted cricketers - current and former - were found revealing their extreme stands vis-à-vis Pakistan and that included not playing against them in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales.
The recent attacks during Pakistan Super League (PSL) has further assured the worldwide committee that Pakistan is not yet safe to play global cricket.