On 14 February 2019, JeM terrorists attacked CRPF convoy in which 40 jawans were killed in action. This attack was originated from Pakistan. A suicide bomber car carrying 300 KG of explosive rushed towards the convoy and hit them causing an explosion in Pulwama. After this terror attack, anger exploded in each and every Indian.
Now, Indian cricket team’s main focus is on whether to ban Pakistan from the WC or the BCCI should boycott the Pakistani team in the upcoming World Cup. The fans of Indian cricket team have urged the national team and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to boycott Pakistan in the World Cup. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has written the ICC to ask other member countries to dissolve the ties with the countries that originate terrorism.
Over this, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said that it would be very difficult for ICC to ban Pakistan from the World Cup and would be a bigger issue than we think.
“The government has already defined the terms as far as bilateral series between India and Pakistan is concerned. India and Pakistan don’t play bilateral series… the last bilateral series was played in 2006. However, I doubt the prospects of banning Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket. It is a big thing. The ICC is a separate institution, World Cup is a separate institution and I feel it is very difficult to implement this here. This is my personal view that banning Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket won’t be possible. World Cup is still far away and we will see what happens then. But in my opinion, it will be very difficult for India or the Indian government to go to ICC and ask for a ban on Pakistan from the World Cup or international cricket. There’s less than even one percent chance of this happening,” Ganguly told IndiaTV.
Saurav Ganguly put up a point of how IOC (International Olympic Committee) reacted when India urged to deny the visas to Pakistani Shooters in the ISSF World Cup in Delhi. So relating to that point, Ganguly emphasized that it would be difficult for the board to influence the ICC through its appeal. It is uncertain whether the ICC will ban Pakistan from the World Cup or not.
“You can boycott a particular country in bilateral series but it won’t be easy to do the same in World Cup or international cricket. I can’t say on whether India will be able to influence the ICC to ban Pakistan from the World Cup as it’s a very difficult thing to do. You just saw how the International Olympic Committee reacted when India denied visas to Pakistani shooters (participating in the ISSF World Cup in Delhi). So, it’s not an easy task,” Ganguly added.
As per every Indian cricket fan, Pakistan must be banned from playing the World Cup and even if it manages to play the World Cup then India should refuse to play any match against it. It is up to ICC that what decision they take and how BCCI cuts ties with countries manufacturing terrorism.