The World Cup clash between India and Pakistan has become the hottest topic of discussion among Indian cricket fans with many requesting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to boycott the match which is scheduled to be held on 16 June in Manchester.
Now amidst the ongoing tension between the arch-rivals in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, former England captain Michael Vaughan shared his opinion about the India vs Pakistan clash.
“The Champions Trophy final in 2017 [between India and Pakistan] was the most-watched sporting event that year. That’s the magnitude of the game. I hope it goes ahead and I’m sure it will. Sport has to separate itself and go on. That game will be a spectacle that everyone in Manchester will be looking forward to,” Vaughan was quoted as saying to BBC Radio 5 Live.
Recently, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that Indian players will follow the decision taken by the Indian government and BCCI.
“Our sincere condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama attack. We stand by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do. We will go by what the government and the Board decides, we will respect that,” Kohli had said at the presser in Vizag.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has also said that playing or boycotting Pakistan in ICC World Cup 2019 is up to BCCI and the Indian government.
“It’s entirely left to the BCCI and the government. They know exactly what is happening and they will take a call. We will go by what they decide. If the government says it’s that sensitive you do not need to play the World Cup, I will go by my government,” Shastri was quoted as saying by Times Now.