ICC World Cup 2019 is beginning in less than two months time. But border tensions between India and Pakistan still seem to decide the fate of India Pakistan match in England.
Following Pulwama attack, BCCI was asked to boycott the World Cup match between India and Pakistan on June 16. The attack claimed 40 Indian army lives and a militant group based in Pakistan took the responsibility of the same.
After the attack, Indian and Pakistan are having a lot of issues in terms of border conflict. But the doubts over the occurrence of the match are still not cleared by any of the official organizations. Vinod Rai, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told that they had asked for high security from the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the World Cup 2019 and BCCI will follow the instruction of the Indian Government.
In the letter to the ICC, the BCCI wrote, "the cricketing community to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates".
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A lot of ex-cricketers and experts agreed to abide by the Government regarding the issue. ICC is still to share any proper information yet. ESPNcricinfo.com senior editor Sharda Ugra told AFP, "I think they won't be able to get the ICC to take on any stand on it and I don't think the BCCI will say that we are not playing there," she told AFP.
The problem is still there. If the match gets canceled, organizers will have to deal with major loss. It is a high voltage match with huge commercial benefits. With ICC World Cup 2019 beginning on May 30, it is high time the issue should be cleared by both parties as soon as possible.