For days now, there has been a major debate if India should be playing the 2019 World Cup game against Pakistan following the Pulwama attack that happened on February 14, 2019. Cricketers like Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly have asked the BCCI to boycott the game that is slated to happen in Manchester on June 16, 2019. However, players like Sunil Gavaskar have said that India should play the tie and make sure Pakistan be defeated brutally. Now, Javed Miandad has taken a dig at the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and said that it looked like Dada wishes to contest the elections and its nothing more than a publicity stunt. BCCI Refuses To Take Stand On Boycotting Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Says 'Will Write to ICC Citing Concerns'
In an interview with Dawn, Miandad said, “I think Sourav wants to run for elections in the coming days or wants to become the chief minister as it is just a publicity stunt to gain the attention of his country mates," Miandad said. "There is absolutely no chance of the ICC listening to the BCCI as its constitution allows members the right to participate in its events,” he further added. The Pulwama Attack claimed the lives of 45 CRPF men who were on their way to Srinagar from Jammu. BCCI to Face Ban for Boycotting India vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match: Report.
Meanwhile, the BCCI was supposed to take a stand on the World Cup game. However, the BCCI has refused to take a stand on the same and said that they would write to the International Cricket Council citing concerns.