India to play against Pak in World Cup 2019, Hints ICC Chief Dave Richardson
After Pulwama attack, many former cricketers and fans appealing to call off India’s match against Pakistan at the ICC World Cup 2019, International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson said there is no such indication as of now that the match will be cancelled, adding that he doesn’t foresee any change in the schedule.
“There is no indication that any (of the) matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will not go ahead as planned,” Richardson said. “Sport, in particular cricket, has the wonderful ability to bring people together and unite communities and we will work with our Members on that basis,” he added.
India spinner Harbhajan Singh recently told a news channel that “country comes first” and Team India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup. However,
“Harbhajan had shared his point of view but he didn’t clarify what happens if we are again pitted against them in semi-final or suppose final. Does that mean that we will be forfeiting World Cup semi-final or final? So we are all talking about hypothetical situations,” a senior BCCI official said.