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Reports: PCB to talk with BCCI surrounding India’s World Cup contest against Pakistan

The ICC quarterly meeting is expected to be held in Dubai.

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Indian team celebrates a wicket. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Pulwama Attacks have shaken the entire nation of India. It took place on February 14 where as many as 44 CRPF jawans lost their lives in an attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad with the assistance of suicide-bomber and school dropout Adil Ahmad Dar. The horrendous incident has been condemned by many and even the countries’ cricketing ties have been affected.

DSport has stopped broadcasting the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a mark of protest. Many people have also called for India’s World Cup match against Pakistan to be forfeited that includes off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. However, an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned that cancelling the match is a long shot for the time being.

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“We will work with our Members on that basis”- Richardson

In the meantime, it has been learned that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is looking forward to having a chat with the BCCI on the sidelines of the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Dubai, pertaining to the World Cup match as per reports in Times Now. The ICC quarterly meeting is expected to be held in Dubai from Wednesday, February 27 and Saturday, March 2.

Talking about the developments, ICC chief David Richardson mentioned: “There is no indication that any (of the) matches at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will not go ahead as planned. Sport, in particular, cricket, has the wonderful ability to bring people together and unite communities and we will work with our Members on that basis.”

India’s match against Pakistan is scheduled on Sunday, June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The teams only lock horns in tournaments, organised by the ICC and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). They haven’t played a bilateral series ever since 2013 and also won’t lock horns in the ICC Test championship.

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