No decision on India banning Pak for cricket world cup yet: COA chief

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 03:06 PM

No decision on India banning Pak for cricket world cup yet: COA chief

New Delhi, Feb 22: Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai and member Diana Edulji spoke about the issue of Pakistan's participation in the ICC World Cup. Briefly, this is what Rai said:

-- No decision yet on India's World Cup match against Pakistan. A call will be taken later.

-- BCCI will submit concerns on Pak to the ICC via an email. "We will express concerns to ICC. We are in talks with the government on scheduled India-Pakistan clash in World Cup," Rai said.

-- There will be no IPL opening ceremony, and the money that was to be spent on the ceremony will be donated to the families of the CRPF jawans to who died in the Pulwama encounter.

-- The BCCI has also asked for more security for players during the ICC world cup.

-- The BCCI email also suggests to the ICC that the cricket community in the future should not play with countries from where terror emanates.

"We'll write to ICC expressing our concerns about attacks that took place and that security of players, officials and everybody else must be taken care of. We're telling the cricketing community that in future we must sever ties with nations from where terror emanates," Rai said.

Rai added that 16th June (India vs Pakistan match in World Cup) is very far away. "We will take a call on that much later and in consultations with the government," he said.