What gamers, coaches and different voices from the cricket world have mentioned about India probably boycotting their World Cup assembly with Pakistan
Ravi Shastri, India head coach (to Occasions Now)
“It is fully left to the BCCI and the federal government. They know precisely what is going on and they’ll take a name. We are going to go by what they resolve. If the federal government says it is that delicate you don’t want to play the World Cup, I’ll go by my authorities.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain (to cricketpakistan.com.pk)
“The India and Pakistan match must be performed as per schedule as there are thousands and thousands of people that wish to watch this sport. I simply do not assume cricket must be focused for political positive aspects. It’s disappointing to see cricket being focused after the Pulwama incident. I do not recall Pakistan ever mixing sports activities with politics.”
Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain (to India Immediately)
“Who wins in that case if India resolve to not play in opposition to Pakistan within the World Cup? And I’m not even looking forward to semifinals and finals. Who wins? Pakistan wins. They get two factors.
“India has each time to this point overwhelmed them within the World Cup, so we are literally conceding two factors once we might, by beating Pakistan (within the group stage), really ensure that they do not qualify for the knockout. I do know feelings are working excessive, however that must be checked out with slightly extra depth.
“They’ll strive but it surely won’t occur (ICC boycott of Pakistan). It won’t occur as a result of the opposite member international locations have to just accept that. I can not see different member international locations accepting that. So whereas India can definitely go forward and take a look at to do this, I do not assume it’s prone to occur as a result of the opposite international locations would possibly say “look, it’s an inner situation between two international locations so please do not contain us.””
Sachin Tendulkar, former India captain (on Twitter)
“India has at all times come up trumps in opposition to Pakistan within the World Cup. Time to beat them as soon as once more. Would personally hate to provide them two factors and assist them within the event. Having mentioned that, for me India at all times comes first, so no matter my nation decides, I’ll again that call with all my coronary heart.”
Sarfraz Ahmed and Virat Kohli with the trophy on the eve of the Champions Trophy last Getty Photos
Yuzvendra Chahal, India legspinner (to ANI)
“It isn’t in our palms. If BCCI says, we are going to play, if they are saying no then we can’t. I believe it’s excessive time we have to take agency motion. I’m not saying all folks there (Pakistan) are at fault however those that are accountable must be acted in opposition to.”
Sourav Ganguly, former India captain (on India TV)
“It is a 10-team World Cup and each crew performs each crew and I really feel if India would not play a match within the World Cup, it will not be a problem. ICC cannot go on with a World Cup with out India and I really feel it will likely be actually troublesome for ICC to go on with a World Cup with out India. However, you additionally must see if India have the ability to cease ICC from doing such a factor.”
Harbhajan Singh, former India offspinner (to India Immediately)
“India mustn’t play Pakistan within the World Cup. India are highly effective sufficient to win the World Cup with out having to play Pakistan. One mistake won’t right the opposite one. Since we performed in 1999 doesn’t imply we must always go forward and do it once more. We have to stand with our authorities and our troopers. That is the time to speak and have a dialogue which is much, far greater than the World Cup. World Cup just isn’t all the things. Our nation comes first, our troopers come first and our authorities comes first. Cricket just isn’t our first precedence, our precedence is our nation.”
Javed Miandad, former Pakistan captain (to Daybreak
“I felt dangerous after listening to about our footage being faraway from their (Indian) stadiums. Now this discuss of boycotting the World Cup. I believe India want to grasp they’ll face penalties of such an motion. I do not perceive the mindset. Do they actually assume they (India) can get away with out enjoying the World Cup match?”