The much condemned Pulwama attack has created quite a stir within the country. The terrorist attack carried out by the Pakistan based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed around 40 CRPF soldiers and leaving many critically wounded. The terrorist attack has taken a different toll on the minds of the Indian people, with the country entirely cutting ties with Pakistan. The uproar and agony within the Indian crowd has reached an extent where various members of the cricket fraternities have urged the BCCI not to let India play against Pakistan in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
CoA has drafted a letter to the ICC chief expressing their concerns against playing with Pakistan
According to the Times of India, the Supreme Court appointed CoA has drafted a letter to the ICC Chief Shashank Manohar entailing their concerns regarding the scheduled mega event match between Indian and Pakistan on June 16. Also the CoA had an addition of the former Master General Ordnance of the Indian Army of Lt. General (Retd.) Ravindra Thodge. The CoA will also entail the adversities in moving forward with this decision and the repercussions it will experience, to the external affairs ministry along with the PMO and wait for the final judgment on whether India should move forward with the letter or not.
The draft requests ICC to ban Pakistan from the World Cup 2019 otherwise India will recuse itself from playing against them
The details of the letter drafted by the CoA demands the ICC to ban Pakistan from the World Cup commencing from May 30 in wake of the Pulwama attack otherwise India will withdraw itself from playing against Pakistan in the match scheduled on June 16 against the arch-rivals. The meeting will not be attended by Lt. General Thodge on such a short notice, and so the prospects will be discussed by the other prevailing two CoA members.
On deciding whether India should play against Pakistan or not, will also reflect the two crucial points that the Men in Blue team will lose if they forbade from playing against Pakistan. It was even mentioned by the former India skipper, Sunil Gavaskar, that, it would be better for the team to lock horns against Pakistan and stop them from succeeding towards the semi-final.