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Changing of World Cup 2019 schedule: PCB to take a strong stance over India’s request

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take a strong but dignified and civilised stance against India’s request of changing 2019 World Cup schedule.
It has been learnt through reliable sources that the PCB will be taking up the issue at the right platform and remind the cricket world that as par the International Cricket Council constitution, sports and politic should and must be kept separate.Sources further stated that the PCB will argue that a qualified team for the World Cup cannot be removed from the event by anybody, and the letter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (COA) wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) holds no significance. Even the committee does not qualify or have the right on technical ground to write to the ICC, the source added.
The ICC constitution clearly states that it won’t accept the government intervention in cricket which clearly nullify the BCCI’s stance that they wrote to the ICC on their government’s direction, stated another source.Only recently an international shooting event qualification was cancelled by the International Olympic Committee after India refused Pakistan shooters visa.After India’s denial of visas to two Pakistani shooters and one coach for ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in New Delhi, Pakistan put forwarded two demands to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Similarly, the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) also cancelled the Indian leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker tournament due to refusal of visas to Pakistani cueists.
PCB will also discuss the issue of the ban that was imposed on captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Furthermore, PCB will hold dialogues with other cricket boards to send their senior as well as junior teams to Pakistan.
Let it be known that ICC has already announced that the World Cup schedule or venues will not be changed.LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take a strong but dignified and civilised stance against India’s request of changing 2019 World Cup schedule.It has been learnt through reliable sources that the PCB will be taking up the issue at the right platform and remind the cricket world that as par the International Cricket Council constitution, sports and politic should and must be kept separate.Sources further stated that the PCB will argue that a qualified team for the World Cup cannot be removed from the event by anybody, and the letter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (COA) wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) holds no significance.
“Even the committee does not qualify or have the right on technical ground to write to the ICC,” the source added. The ICC constitution clearly states that it won’t accept the government intervention in cricket which clearly nullify the BCCI’s stance that they wrote to the ICC on their government’s direction, stated another source.
Only recently an international shooting event qualification was cancelled by the International Olympic Committee after India refused Pakistan shooters visa. After India’s denial of visas to two Pakistani shooters and one coach for ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in New Delhi, Pakistan put forwarded two demands to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
Similarly, the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) also cancelled the Indian leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker tournament due to refusal of visas to Pakistani cueists. PCB will also discuss the issue of the ban that was imposed on captain Sarfraz Ahmed.Furthermore, PCB will hold dialogues with other cricket boards to send their senior as well as junior teams to Pakistan. Let it be known that ICC has already announced that the World Cup schedule or venues will not be changed.

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NEW DELHI (AFP) – An Indian snooker tournament has been indefinitely postponed in a row over visas for Pakistani athletes following a suicide bomb attack New Delhi has blamed on Pakistan.
The 10 Reds Asian Tour event, scheduled to be held in Bangalore next month, looks likely to be cancelled after organisers said they could not guarantee Pakistani competitors would be allowed into the country.It follows the International Olympic Committee’s suspension of talks with India on holding major sports events last week after New Delhi refused to issue visas to two Pakistani shooters to take part in a World Cup event.Tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals have risen following a February 14 suicide attack in Kashmir in which 40 Indian paramilitaries were killed.It might be moved out, it has already been postponed, a senior Asian Confederation of Billiards Sport (ACBS) official said of the tour event, speaking on condition of anonymity.Read Also: India fears Olympic isolation over Pakistan visa rowThe participation of every member nation is paramount and is the responsibility of the host country.
After legs in Qatar and China, the Bangalore tournament was to be the third on the Asian tour.But Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) secretary S.Subramaniam told AFP six of the 24 proposed competitors were of Pakistani origin.Since their visas will be an issue we informed the Asian body and they postponed the event.They are looking for venues elsewhere, he said.The IOC has also told individual sports federations not to award events to India until it can guarantee visas for all competitors.The Kashmir attack sparked nationwide outrage in India where there have been calls to boycott the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup match in England in June.India’s captain Virat Kohli said at the weekend the team will stand by any decision taken by the government and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

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