IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla on Monday informed that there is no possibility of bilateral series between Indian cricket team and Pakistan unless they get government’s approval. This is in the light of Pulwama terror attack and he added that the decision of the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup will be taken later.
“Our position is very clear. Unless the government gives us nod, we are not going to play with Pakistan. Sports should be above all these but if somebody is sponsoring terrorism; obviously it will affect sports too”, Shukla spoke to the media reporters.
He ducked the question about the upcoming World Cup, saying,” That we can’t tell you right now. World Cup is far away, we will see what happens.”
“This is the outrage of the people. Obviously, people will react like this and Pakistan should be wary of these things. They should not support terrorism. We have been saying this from day one”, Shukla said.
Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed at the terrorist attack of the Pak-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) by a suicide bomber in Pulwama on February 14.