Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had strongly replied to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan remark on asking written visa assurance from BCCI for two upcoming World Cup in India.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that, before asking visa assurance, can PCB give written assurance for no terror attack or no illegal intrusion in 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?” BCCI official said.
BCCI official further said that, as there should be no interference of government in sports administration same way there should be no interference of sports in government works.
“The ICC mandates that there should be no interference of governments in the game’s administration and the corollary would be that a sports board doesn’t interfere with how a government functions. It’s time the PCB realises that and stops acting like an agent for an individual in the ICC who works 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 pointed.
This reply has come after Wasim Khan said in an interview on the YouTube Channel Cricket Baaz that, “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.”