T20 WC: Rajeev Shukla Says India-Pakistan Match Can’t Be Cancelled
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 18, 2021 8:14 pm
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Rajeev Shukla has commented on the demands of the cancellation of the India-Pakistan match in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman. Both teams are scheduled to play on October 24 in Dubai.

Rajeev Shukla
Rajeev Shukla

There are several demands coming from every corner to cancel upcoming India vs Pakistan match, scheduled to be played on October 24 in Dubai. Union minister Giriraj Singh is asking for the reconsideration of the match due to the tense relations between the two countries.

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Rajeev Shukla, meanwhile, condemned the attacks on non-Kashmiri civilians in the valley and he mentioned that the BCCI can’t pull out from the ‘international commitment’.

“We strongly condemn the killings(J&K). Strict action should be taken against terror organisations. As far as the match (T20 WC IND vs PAK) is concerned, under ICC’s international commitments you can’t refuse to play against anyone. You’ve to play in ICC tournaments,” Rajeev Shukla said.

The bilateral tied between India and Pakistan are shut since the Mumbai terror attack back in 2008. Pakistan visited India once in late 2012 and played two T20Is and three ODIs. Since then, both of the teams only play against each other in multi-nation events.

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The last match between India and Pakistan happened during the World Cup 2019 in England, where India managed to beat Pakistan easily and maintained their unbeaten streak against them.

India and Pakistan team
India and Pakistan

The upcoming game between the two neighbouring countries is gathering attention. Pakistan are playing well in the T20 format and are optimistic of breaking the Indian hoodoo of the World Cups.

On the other hand, India are also in good touch and will try to maintain the unbeaten streak against their arch-rivals.