A top official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday said that the World Cup 2019 match between India vs Pakistan will not take place if the Indian government is against it.
“The situation with regard to World Cup can only become clear after some time that is a little closer to the World Cup. ICC has nothing to do with it. 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 match and if it is the final match then without playing, Pakistan will win the cup,” the BCCI official told ANI.
“As of now we have not approached the ICC in this regard,” the official added.
India and Pakistan are scheduled to play against each other in 2019 World Cup on June 16 but after the Pulwama terror attack, a large section of fans want India to boycott the clash.
Around 40 personnel were killed when a CRPF convoy, while moving from Jammu to Srinagar, was attacked by a suicide bomber in Pulwama on February 14.