India cannot keep Pakistan out of World Cup 2019


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has cleared that there is no way that can ban Pakistan from the upcoming World Cup starting from May 30 in England and Wales.

An official of the BCCI on Thursday said that they are no constitutional or contractual way which can lead towards Pakistan’s ban from the upcoming mega event.

“It is a serious matter for us but there is no constitutional or contractual way which can ban Pakistan from ICC’s event. According to the ICC rules, all qualified teams have the right to play ICC’s event,” he stated.

The official further said that if they appeal to the ICC regarding such issues so the cricket governing body is bound to reject it. “ICC has no rules which can favor us and they are bound to reject such appeals,” he stated.

It is pertinent to mention here that cricket fans and former cricketers demanded the BCCI to influence the ICC to ban Pakistan from the World Cup following last week’s suicide bombing attack in Pulwama district of occupied Kashmir in which more than 40 Indian troops were killed. The Cricket Club of India (CCI) has asked the BCCI to not play Pakistan in their scheduled match of the World Cup on June 16.

Pakistan and India have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2013 due to political tensions between them. Last time both teams played in the Asia Cup 2018 in the UAE.