Ready to Counter India’s World Cup Boycott Plan, Says PCB Official

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has “prepared a counter” in case the BCCI decides to boycott the 16 June World Cup game in Manchester in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack which martyred 40 CRPF personnel.

The heated matter is expected to come up for discussion at the ICC’s quarterly meet in Dubai, which starts on Wednesday, 27 February.

"“Pakistan’s stance is that if India wants to give a walkover, it can’t do anything about it. But it will pose a question as to what happens if both countries again qualify to meet each other in the knockout stages.”" - PCB Official

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PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, MD Wasim Khan and COO Subhan Ahmad are in Dubai to attend the various meetings and workshops as part of the meet.

The very important Executive Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, 1 March and Saturday, 2 March, in which the Indian delegation is expected to push for discussion on a letter it has sent to the ICC asking for the ouster of any member country which supporters terrorism.

Although Pakistan has not directly been named in the letter, the BCCI wants other cricket boards to “sever ties with nation from which terrorism emanates”.

Some of India's former players and captains have also called for India not to play Pakistan in the World Cup match on 16 June.

The PCB is also expected to raise the issue of their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed being banned for four matches under the anti-racism policy of the ICC after the reconciliation process had been set into motion and he had apologised to the South African team.

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