Fans urge India to boycott the match against Pakistan in World Cup 2019
The recent Pulwama attack has left the nation fuming.
Updated - Feb 18, 2019 11:26 am
India has not been playing bilateral series against Pakistan for a long time due to poor relations between the two countries. The relations have turned sour since the attack on the army convoy in Pulwama district in Kashmir. The terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammed took the responsibility of the attack. This news has raised anger levels among the Indian public who wants their country to isolate their neighbours.
This attack was one of the deadliest in history as more than 40 Bravehearts of the nation lost their lives. On Saturday, the government of India decided to withdraw the status of Most Favoured Nation(MFN) from Pakistan. Even cricketers have come forward to urge the government to take revenge for this cowardly attack on the forces. Now some people including Cricket Club of India (CCI) secretary Suresh Bafna, want India to refuse playing against Pakistan in the World Cup.
Suresh Bafna pointed out that Imran Khan has maintained silence, which suggests that Pakistan is guilty. He further added that CCI has condemned the attack on the soldiers. He argued that even though CCI is a sports organization but for them, the nation and its interests will always come first. Bafna urged Imran Khan to comment on this matter as the public deserves to know the truth he is allegedly hiding.
CCI urged Imran Khan to come out
“We condemn the terror activities carried out against our army and CRPF personnel. Though CCI is a sporting association but nation comes first even before sports, he (Imran Khan) should respond. He is the Prime Minister and if he believes that Pakistan has no role to play in the attack then why is he not coming out openly.
He should come out openly. People should know the truth. He is not coming out openly which means that there are Stains in their folds,” Suresh Bafna was quoted as saying by Times Now.
A lot of Indians have echoed the words of CCI secretary on social media. Indians on various social media platforms have written to put pressure on BCCI and the team to snub the match against Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup. The two teams who met in the Champions Trophy final in England in 2017, are scheduled to meet in the same country on 16th June.
Here are some of the tweets:
Expel the country Pakistan from every global arena, at first, expel them from ICC World cup 2019. It's mandatory. Separate them is every stage.😠😡 Jai Hind. #ICC we don't want to see Ind vs Pak match WC #ExposeDeshDrohis #PulwamaTerrorAttacks #ICC #BCCI pic.twitter.com/udBFAbUvpc
— Shomedeep Mondal (@MondalShomedeep) February 17, 2019
@BCCI @imVkohli @RaviShastriOfc The general emotion of the Indian public is don't play Pakistan in world cup as well, let ICC award the 2 points to Pakistan. I am sure you all can do ur bit for our Marty's wth this Gesture!! Jai Ho!!!
— Amit Manohar Narang (@amit0283) February 17, 2019
— Riyansh Bhardwaj (@BhardwajRiyansh) February 16, 2019
— Ishaan Datta (@datta_ishaan) February 16, 2019
As a mark of respect for our armed forces Indian cricket team should not play cricket with Pakistan in June world cup match
— Vinod Punwani (@vpunwani56) February 17, 2019
Either India will be part of World Cup 2019 or Pakistan.
You have enough funds to pull this off
— #RenukaJain, FCA 🇮🇳 (@RenukaJain6) February 15, 2019
#boycottindvspakworldcupmatch @BCCI & @imVkohli please boycott Ind Vs Pak match in world cup 2019. @imVkohli 2 point bhikh me de do pak walo ko. We do not want to see Indian team with Atankistan on the same field. Proud to be an indian. #PulwamaAttack
— Keshav Pandey (@Pandey_k100) February 17, 2019
ICC gets most profit from IND vs PAK matches.
Boycott this event they will sure show Pakistan its place
— Sumit gupta (@Virus0uploading) February 18, 2019
Need to decide now and take a stance are we playing aganist Pak in the WC if it happens to be SF/Final game Ind vs Pak? Also boycott the players or tell them now if they are playing In PSL then no place in IPL!! Two big decisions.
— The RC- Rajan Chande 🇮🇳 (@ChandeRajan) February 17, 2019
World cup aa rah hai….or 1st match ind vs pak…ye match ko @BCCI ne bhi ban kr na chahiye…agar Pakistan ko boycott kr na hai toh sab jagh se boycott kro…
— Prachi 📚💥 (@PrachiBeHappy) February 17, 2019
— Dr. Hanni Billu (@SavageRaptor7) February 15, 2019
@imVkohli @BCCI pls🙏No more india vs pakistan match in wc19 also ..Wc is not more important than Indian army….We indian should boycott ind vs pak match even in final also…We don't want wc19.. we want our 45 jawans life …🇮🇳✊
— Krishanu Ghosh 7 (@7Krishanu) February 15, 2019
India should bycott all relations with pak….With that @bcci should boycott match between ind vs pak in world cup 2019..We should ask all teams either pak or us in wc..That will another embarrassment for pak….No #indvspak….@TajinderBagga @mvmeet #nomoresympathy
— indian..Pratik (@PETKARPRATIK) February 14, 2019