ICC turns down BCCI's request of boycotting terrorism harboring 'nations'

The BCCI in a letter to ICC urged the world body to sever ties with nations harbouring terrorists

BCCI officials stated on such silent conditions, "There was no chance that anything like that would happened".

"Since this is about tax laws and it can change with time, the BCCI thinks it's prudent to wait till the general elections get over and take it from there", he said.

The governing body was also apprised of concerns from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding the BCCI's reluctance to come under the ambit of India's national anti-doping body.

In the same light, the ICC has assured its members of a tight security plan for the mega event as the BCCI sought guarantees.

Notably, the event would be held in England and Wales from May 30 onwards. The Board also added, "So many players from member nation play the Pakistan Super League and they would have never entertained such a request".

"The only member of the ICC which has so far resisted it and for reasons well known is the BCCI, and therefore there is a slight urgency on that matter". Manohar, according to the report, raised the topic himself, briefing the Board about receiving the BCCI letter and saying that the ICC's primary duty concerned cricket. "We work closely with the authorities in our host countries to ensure that the safety of players, officials and fans is a priority".

"I believe something similar needs to be done with Pakistan". Indian gave the example of South Africa which was banned from playing worldwide cricket from 1970-1991 due to their apartheid policy. BCCI Writes Letter to ICC About Severing Ties With Pakistan In the Wake of Pulwama Terror Attacks (Read Letter).

Before sending the letter to the ICC, the CoA chairman Vinod Rai had even overseen a draft version calling for a complete ban on Pakistan from the upcoming World Cup.

With India slated to play against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup group clash on June 16, there have been demands from a huge section of the society to boycott the match following the Pulwama attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. In fact former cricketers are divided in their opinions.

On the other hand, legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar want India to play against their arch-rivals.

When questioned about India's World Cup squad, the secretary said that the deadline will be followed by the management to name the squad.

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