After the Pulwama attack, BCCI had requested ICC to cut off ties with those nations who spread out terrorism, but International Cricket Council has rejected the request. The officials of ICC said that in these kinds of matter there is nothing they can do. 40 CRPF personnels were killed and that incident triggered every Indian as well as some of the cricketers to spoke out to not play against Pakistan Cricket Team in the World Cup, 2019. Some of those cricketers include senior players like Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, "As you would expect for a global sporting event, the ICC, in partnership with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) has a robust security plan in place for the men's Cricket World Cup. We work closely with the authorities in our host countries to ensure that the safety of players, officials and fans is a priority. Should those authorities raise the threat level of the event based on intelligence, we will, of course, uplift our security commitment as appropriate. We will continue to work with the ECB and our members throughout the build-up to and during the tournament to keep everyone abreast of the situation."
"There was no chance that anything like that would have happened. The ICC chairman made it clear that the decision to ostracize a nation is taken at the government level and ICC had no rule. The BCCI knew it all along but still took a chance. So many players from member nations play the Pakistan Super League and they would have never entertained such a request. Yes, security was a concern and it had been duly addressed”, the BCCI official said.
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