The federal government refused to issue the NOC to the Pakistan cricket team to travel to India in order to participate in the ODI World Cup scheduled in October this year.
According to credible sources that the federal government has refused permission for the team to travel or to finalize any plans to participate in the World Cup. The government has communicated to the PCB that in wake of rising activities against Indian Muslims and the hatred shown by the Hindu extremists against Muslim citizens.
Pakistan cricketers’ visits and cricketing activities in India would be nothing less than taking a big risk. “We cannot allow cricketers to travel to India under the prevailing situation where Muslims are falling victim to atrocities at the hands of extremists in India. These extremists leave no stone unturned to preach hatred against Muslims. We have some serious security concerns and hence cannot allow our cricketers to travel to India,” a government official when contacted said.
Remember that The Asia Cup is scheduled to be played in Pakistan, while Indian cricket management announced not to visit Pakistan to play the upcoming Asia Cup, and demanded to shift the event to a neutral venue.
On India’s response, Pakistan show serious concern and also decided that if India not going to travel to Pakistan for the Asia cup then Pakistan will not going to travel India for the world cup.
On this matter, Asian Cricket Council Board decided to meet on March 21 in Dubai and will discuss formalities regarding the Asia Cup to be hosted by Pakistan in September.
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