ICC gives an embarrassing blow to BCCI on complaint against Pakistan
DUBAI - International Cricket Council gives an embarrassing blow to BCCI on complaint against Pakistan
Even as an ICC member, it is PCB’s fundamental right to participate in all their tournaments, unless the action to suspend them comes from international body itself.
“Look at the Olympic body (IOC), how they have carried on the sports movement all around the world despite various conflicts between countries. Sports has always worked as a healer in the past and will continue to do so in the future,” was the message conveyed to all member representatives.
“I don’t think that even if BCCI presses for a vote on this issue that any other member country will side with it. This is simply because any other member nation can tomorrow call for such a vote against any other member in the future.
This can set a dangerous trend for the future,” an ICC source said.
When he was reminded of South Africa’s isolation from ICC in the late 1970s till the early 1990s, the official refused to club the two issues.
“During that period, ICC voted to suspend South Africa from international cricket because of its government’s policy of apartheid. Because the team was only supposed to play against the white nations (England, Australia and New Zealand). Now Indo-Pak cricket has nothing of that sort to suggest any kind of action,” said the official.