An official of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) requires PCB to guarantee that Pakistan won’t be doing any terror attacks on India before ICC guarantees them visas for India to play cricket events.
Earlier, the CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to guarantee Pakistan’s participation in the ICC events that are to be held in India in the near future.
He has asked for the assurance of visa and tickets for the World Cup 2021 and 2023 so that they won’t have any problem in the future amidst India’s relation with Pakistan.
“We are also looking at the fact that the ICC World Cups are to be hosted in India in 2021 and 2023 and we have already asked the ICC to give us written assurances from BCCI that we will not face any problems getting visas and clearance to play in India,” Wasim said.
“That is why we have asked for the advance assurances. But eventually, it is an ICC event and it is their responsibility to ensure we as a full member and signatory of the participant’s agreement go and play in these ICC events.”
BCCI asks for no terror attack guarantee after PCB asks guarantee from ICC to play ICC events at India
“Can the PCB give assurance in writing that the Pakistan government would ensure that no illegal incursions into India take place from the Pakistani side or that there’s no violation of the cease-fire or that no act of terror takes place on Indian soil originating in Pakistan or that no repeat of Pulwama type incident takes place?” the official was quoted as saying in Cricket Next.
“The ICC mandates that there should be no interference of governments in the administration of the game and the corollary would be that a sports board doesn’t attempt to interfere with how a government functions.
“It’s time the PCB realizes that and stops acting like an agent for an individual in the ICC who is known to work against the interest of India. All I would say is that India is a wonderful country and acts in the most balanced way,” the official added.