BCCI official denies meeting government: A BCCI official disclosed that the cricket board is yet to meet the government.
Despite frequent debates from all ends regarding whether India should play against Pakistan during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, there hasn’t been a final verdict. While there have been many things said about the same, a Board of Control for Cricket in India official has disclosed no the cricket board has had no meeting with the government.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the official laid emphasis on time for the World Cup clash and said that talks would be conducted when the time is right. “No, we have had no formal meeting on the matter with the Indian government. We do have some time and will take a call on the same when the time is right.
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“Bilateral ties are already out of question and if the government feels that playing them in multi-nation events should also be stopped, the direction will be followed. But as of now, we haven’t had a talk on the World Cup encounter is all I can say,” the BCCI official was quoted as saying.
“No relevance in pondering about security concerns in England”
Most recently, the BCCI had expressed concerns about security in England during the World Cup in a letter to the International Cricket Council. The BCCI official further opined that the same had no relevance and also talked in the negative about severing ties with another member board.
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“What is the relevance? Was there any attack in England? Also, to ask the ICC to sever ties with another member board for issue not even remotely concerned with cricket would be nothing but naive.
“For all you know, the Indian representative would end up being the only one voting in favour of the move just to support the stand of his country,” he added.