newscricket5 days ago

World Cup 2019 | England and Pakistan are teams to watch out for, says Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has picked England and Pakistan as the two teams to watch out for in the World Cup. The Indian left-arm wrist spinner, however, also stated that the Men in Blue have a huge chance of bringing the World Cup home despite losing to Australia in the semi-finals last time.
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newscricket6 days ago

Teams including India, Pakistan have signed agreement for ICC events, says Dave Richardson

ICC CEO Dave Richardson has stated that the cricket teams including India and Pakistan are bound by an agreement to be a part of all matches of the World Cup. The CEO of the global body has also added that the ICC is clear about its motto of not mixing up politics and the game of cricket. 
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newscricket7 days ago

World Cup 2019 | Pakistan ban cannot be conditional, asserts Gautam Gambhir

Former India opener, Gautam Gambhir, has asserted that the entire nation must be prepared to boycott Pakistan at all levels even when faced with the prospect of playing them in the World Cup final. Gambhir was adamant that there is nothing wrong with forfeiting the game and losing two points.
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newscricket18 days ago

Vinod Rai still hopeful of passing an international ban on Pakistan despite ICC snub

Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai is adamant that the board is still seeking an international ban on Pakistan despite ICC’s recent snub. At the ICC board meeting in Dubai last week, officials dismissed BCCI's request to sever ties with countries that have strong links to terrorism.
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newscricket22 days ago

ICC had no rule to ostracize particular country, says BCCI official

A BCCI official has stated that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to reject the request made by the board to ask other member countries to sever ties with the nation from which "terrorism emanates". The ICC has mentioned that such a decision is only taken at the government level.
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newscricketa month ago

There is “no indication” that Indo-Pak World Cup game will not be played, says ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that there is "no indication" the World Cup match between India and Pakistan on June 16 will not be played as scheduled. There are some doubts on the game after the recent terror attacks in Pulwama as many in India wants BCCI to boycott the game.
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newscricketa month ago

We should seek Pakistan’s ouster from the cricketing committee, says CoA chief Vinod Rai

Following the Pulwama terror attack, the BCCI had mentioned that it has been working with the ICC to sever ties with Pakistan and isolate them from the cricketing committee. The board also thought the idea of giving the foreign players a choice between the PSL and the IPL citing it inappropriate.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI official reveals ICC can’t ask any teams to cut ties with Pakistan

An unnamed BCCI official has stated that the ICC doesn’t have any rights to ask any cricketing bodies to end ties with Pakistan or ask them not to play the World Cup. He has also added that the India-Pakistan issue is a diplomatic one which should be dealt with at the government level.
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newscricketa month ago

Pakistan should be isolated like South Africa was during apartheid, reckons Vinod Rai

CoA chief Vinod Rai has said that the sporting community "needs to ostracise Pakistan" just like South Africa was when it was going through apartheid. There had been several calls for boycotting India's World Cup cricket match against Pakistan following the recent Pulwama terror attacks.
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newscricketa month ago

CAB mulling over removing Pakistan cricketers' photos from Eden Gardens

After BJP's youth wing workers protested in front of the Eden Gardens, CAB president Sourav Ganguly has admitted that he is thinking about taking off photographs of Pakistan players from the walls. The state cricket associations of Vidarbha, Punjab and Rajasthan have already taken this step.
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