India wants Pakistan kicked out of cricket

  • 23/02/2019
The Pakistan cricket side.
The Pakistan cricket side. Photo credit: AAP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India plans to ask the International Cricket Council to sever ties with any nation from where "terrorism emanates", the chief administrator of the BCCI says.

The move comes following last week's attack, which was claimed by Pakistan-based militants, on Indian forces in disputed Kashmir which killed at least 40 paramilitary troopers.

The attack has further soured relations between the arch rivals and led to calls within India for the country to sever all sporting ties with Pakistan.

"We are writing to ICC expressing our concerns about the attack that has taken place," Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Committee of Administrators told reporters in New Delhi on Friday.

"We're telling the cricketing community that in future we must sever ties with nations from which such terror emanates."

The ICC is set to meet later this month.

India has also suggested it may pull out of a match against Pakistan scheduled in June, as part of the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Pakistan were set to co-host the 2011 games, but lost the rights following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket side in 2009.

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