On the 16TH June, it was scheduled that India and Pakistan who be face to face for the World Cup match. However, after the deadly attack in Pulwama, that martyred 40 CRPF jawans, a large section of people from India want the Indian cricket team to boycott the cricket match. Earlier the super talented and amazing singer from Pakistan Atif Aslam was unlisted by T- Series.
Salman Khan had his voice in his film Notebook, however, after the attack, the song has been removed from the film and it will be again shot with another singer.
People from all walks of life have come together in the support of the martyred Jawans and have decided to boycott Pakistan. An extension of the spirit was seen in the world of cricket also.
A top BCCI official said that the World Cup match between India and Pakistan would not be played if the government is against it. However, if India decides not to play the match Pakistan would get points even without playing. He also stated that BCCI has not approached ICC over this issue.
The situation is not clear at the moment and the things will get clarified only after the World Cup gets nearer. ICC has no role to play in this matte, however.
The BCCI officer stated that “If the government, at that point of time, feels that we should not play then we should not play. It is obvious that we won’t play but result for that would be that Pakistan will get the points for the match and if it is the final match then without playing, Pakistan will win the cup,”.
The official also clarified that over this issue they have had no discussion with ICC. However ICC is planning to hold a meeting in Dubai from the 27th February and the India -Pakistan World Cup issue will be discussed there.
From India BCCI chief executive officer Rahul Johri and secretary Amitabh Chaudhary will attend the meeting. Chief Executive officer of ICC David Richardson is keeping an eye over the situation. He has confirmed that the council has not received any official statement of the World Cup matches between India- Pakistan being boycotted by India.
His heart goes out for the people who have been affected by the incident and is keeping an eye on the situation with the members including BCCI and PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board)
In an interview, he commented that any sport and particularly cricket should be the building bridge between people and its purpose is to do so, however, the sport should never divide two countries or people for that matter.