Despite International Cricket Council (ICC) dismissing Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) plea to sever ties with countries from where terrorism emanates though the Indian Board did not make a specific reference to Pakistan, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai has said that Indian cricket board is still seeking an ICC ban on Pakistan.
"The letter was placed. It clearly says Pakistan. It is a process which goes slow. Have we been able to boycott any of the countries in the Security Council? The process goes on slowly. We have started a process,” Rai said. PCB Invites BCCI and Other Boards to Watch PSL 2019 Final in Karachi.
In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, the BCCI, in a letter to the ICC, urged the world body and its member nations to sever ties with countries which harbour terror. The India-Pakistan matter will be among the issues the COA will discuss with ICC chairman Shashank Manohar in Mumbai later this month. Sourav Ganguly vs BJP: CAB President Refuses to Take Down Imran Khan’s Portrait From Eden Gardens Following Pulwama Attack.
Rai, however, was non-committal on whether India will boycott Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. India and Pakistan are scheduled to play in the World Cup on June 16. "Let the time come. It is still four months away. We have expressed our concerns (over security) and they (ICC) said yes, 'security will be tightened' and everything else," the CoA chief said.
(With PTI Inputs)