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Pakistan-India World Cup Match To Take Place As Per Schedule, says ICC

Web Desk: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson said on Tuesday that Pakistan-India World Cup 2019 match will take place according to schedule on June 16 in Manchester.

The chief executive officer (CEO) Dave Richardson said: “for ICC events, all teams have signed a members’ participation agreement, which requires them to participate in all the matches of the tournament and (in case of) any unjustified non-compliance with that provision, the playing conditions will kick in and the points will be awarded accordingly (to the other team),” Richardson said.

The fixture came under question after Indian fans and cricketers demanded the side to boycott Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup following Pulwama attack, in which more than 40 Indian para-military soldiers were killed.

Following the demand, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the global cricket governing body, urging it to boycott countries from where “terrorism emanates”.

“The ICC’s motto is clear. We don’t want to mix politics with sports,” said Richardson.