The India vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup 2019 match is scheduled to be held on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester. However, following the Pulwama attack on February 14, in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, there is a growing call for India to boot their World Cup game against Pakistan. Harbhajan Singh is the latest to have his say on the matter and according to India's spin star "country comes first" and Team India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup
"There is no need for any relations with Pakistan, let alone cricket, "said Harbhajan Singh.
" Do not play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 1
. "Pakistan has been promoting cross-border terrorism and this attack was unbelievably shocking," said Harbhajan Singh, whose 417 Test wickets the second highest for an off-spinner. Pakistan has denied any role in the attack
India, one of the World Cup favorites, would at least forfeit the match points if they battled the group game to be played in Manchester. But Harbhajan Singh said this would not matter
"I do not care about losing points as the Indian team is strong enough to win the World Cup without playing Pakistan," Harbhajan Singh told India Today on Monday.
"CCI is a sporting organization but nation comes first," said Suresh Bafna as he condemned the attack in which a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-
India's I-League has also been thrown into turmoil with defending champions Minerva Punjab FC refuses to travel to Srinagar for the game against Real Kashmir on Monday.
"They are using a very unfortunate incident as an excuse for not playing the games." Inspirational communal hatred against our team is unpardonable, "said Sandeep Chatto
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