New Delhi, February 22: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that India should go ahead with the scheduled match against Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, adding that to "forfeit the match this year would not just cost two points: it would be worse than a surrender, since it would be defeat without a fight." Will Boycott India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match If Govt Says So: BCCI Official.
Shashi Tharoor added, "at the height of the 1999 Kargil War, India played Pakistan in the cricket World Cup, & won..."
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#WATCH Shashi Tharoor says, "In '1999 Kargil War, India played Pakistan in the cricket World Cup, & won. To forfeit the match this year would not just cost two points: it would be worse than a surrender, since it would be defeat without a fight." pic.twitter.com/yRIExUVJ4c
— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2019
Meanwhile, the chorus grows for India to boycott its scheduled match against Pakistan at the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup in England & Wales. The BCCI is considering boycotting Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup as a mark of protest after the Pulwama terror attack backed by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operating from Pakistan, that resulted in the loss of lives of 40 Indian CRPF jawans.
Also, India's refusal to grant visas to Pakistani shooters following Pulwama terror attack has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) fuming which has suspended any further discussions with India on hosting any international event following on February 14, 2019. The Committee also said that India cannot hold any international event until clear written guarantees are obtained from the Indian government on complying with the Indian Charter.