India captain Virat Kohli spoke on Saturday about the future on the upcoming India-Pakistan clash ahead of the World Cup 2019. Team India is scheduled to play Pakistan in the group stage on June 16 in Manchester.
In reference to the Pulwama incident, Captain Virat Kohli stood for Indian government’s decision along with the Board of Cricket Control in India.
Earlier, Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh raised his voice requesting the government of India’s intervention in changing the World Cup 2019 fixture ahead of the India versus Pakistan match. The nation has, too, echoed similar views on this matter.
Before gearing up for the India-Australia T20 match on February 24, the Indian Captain said, “Our stand is simple. We stick by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do and that is basically our opinion.
Virat Kohli added, “Whatever the government and board decides, we will eventually go by that and will respect that. So this is our stand on this particular issue.”
Captain Kohli on behalf of the Indian team expressed grief to the martyred soldiers, said, “Our sincere condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives. The Indian team is really shocked and really sad about what happened.”
Earlier on February 22, Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chief Vinod Rai had a meeting on the Pakistan match in the upcoming World Cup. He said, “The 16th of June is very far away. We will take a call on that much later and in consultation with the government.”
Rai in a mail to ICC has reported, “We have expressed our concerns about the terrorist attack that has taken place. We are telling them that the security of players and match officials should be appropriately taken care of.”
Rai added, “We must severe ties with nations from which terrorism emanates. We will express our concern on an appropriate forum.”