No way we can block Pakistan from World Cup: BCCI
MUMBAI: An official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that there is no way of seeking a ban on Pakistan from the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
The mega event is scheduled to take place in England.
“The BCCI and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) have not prepared for seeking a ban on Pakistan at the World Cup,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.
The ICC constitution allows members the right to participate in every ICC events as long as they’ve qualified,” the BCCI official added further.
Meanwhile, ICC CEO David Richardson said that it did not foresee any change in the schedule of the mega event starting from May 30.
India and Pakistan have not hosted a cricket series between their countries since 2013 due to political tensions.
However, the national teams have faced each other in tournaments such as the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and 2018 Asia Cup held in neutral venues.