Sports / India’s World Cup ‘Boycott’: Is This the Way to ‘Defeat’ Pakistan?

The Quint : Feb 25, 2019, 11:17 AM

While reigniting calls to avoid any engagement with Pakistan – including on the cricket field, where the two nations are scheduled to meet in their ICC World Cup 2019 clash at Manchester on June 16. The sentiment is at its turbo-charged peak for this time, it comes after the deadliest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in three decades. ICC-event-only rivalry for the best part of the last decade.

It is a commonly-echoed sentiment ahead of any new chapter of the titanic clash, reduced to an ICC-event-only rivalry for the best part of the last decade.

This time, the sentiment is at its turbo-charged peak – for this time, it comes after the deadliest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in three decades.

The Pulwama attack on 14 February, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans, has sparked widespread fury on the Indian side of one of the most fractious borders in the world, while reigniting calls to avoid any engagement with Pakistan – including on the cricket field, where the two nations are scheduled to meet in their ICC World Cup 2019 clash at Manchester on June 16.