Diana Edulji not in favour of BCCI asking ICC to ban Pakistan from World Cup

first_imgMembers of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) are once again at loggerheads with Diana Edulji not agreeing with Vinod Rai on the decision to write a letter to the International Cricket Council, asking the world governing body to ban Pakistan from the upcoming 50-over World Cup in England and Wales.According to sources, CoA chairman Vinod Rai has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri to write a letter to the ICC asking them to ban Pakistan from the showpiece event for continuing to harbour terrorists.But Edulji is not in favour of this decision. The two-member Supreme Court-appointed committee will meet on Friday to discuss the future course of action.The CoA is likely to seek advice from the Sports Ministry, Ministry of External Affair and the Home Ministry on this issue.The BCCI and CoA will then hopefully come to a conclusion and take a collective and responsible decision as to what steps can be taken in regards to playing cricket with Pakistan. No letter has been written or sent to the ICC just yet.Calls in India have been growing louder to boycott the World Cup match against Pakistan on June 16 in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack in which the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost 40 jawans last week.Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack on the CRPF bus which was blown up by a suicide bomber.Former Indian cricketer and current UP Cabinet Minister Chetan Chauhan, in an exclusive to Aaj Tak, had called for India to put pressure on the ICC to “throw Pakistan out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup” earlier on Wednesday.advertisement”World Cup, Olympics is decided years ahead. We don’t play bilateral series with Pakistan. The best thing to do is to throw Pakistan out of the World Cup. Every country is worried with the growth of terrorism in Pakistan. It’s a problem for everyone. We should exert pressure on ICC to throw Pakistan out of the World Cup,” Chauhan told Aaj Tak.”If Pakistan do not play the World Cup, it won’t make any difference. If India do not play, the ICC will suffer losses. India bring in 65 to 70 per cent of the sponsorship,” Chauhan said.India cricketer Harbhajan Singh said India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup after Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack in Pulwama.”India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan,” Harbhajan Singh told Aaj Tak.Also Read | 400000 ticket applicants for India vs Pakistan, claims World Cup Tournament DirectorAlso Read | No chance of bilateral cricket with Pakistan after Pulwama: Sourav GangulyAlso Read | BCCI removes Pakistan cricket related memorabilia from its headquartersAlso Read | What will be the worth of a World Cup if India haven’t beaten Pakistan? Aakash Chopralast_img