New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday demanded that the Indian cricket team should opt-out of its match against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai.
During a press conference, Atishi, AAP MLA from Kalkaji said, “We see people being attacked in Kashmir. I’m sure that even the Prime Minister agrees with the stand of not conducting the match (IND vs PAK) as when in Opposition he used to question that when state-sponsored terrorism is taking place in India why should we play cricket with them?”
She further said, “So, I am sure that not only AAP but even BJP and its leadership along with the PM will agree that unless such attacks in India and targeted attacks on Indians stop, it will not be right to play matches like this.”
While All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi also on Monday bashed the Modi government stating that nine soldiers martyred in Kashmir during encounters with the terrorists in the UT and India is still going to play T20 World Cup match with Pakistan on October 24.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Monday said India will have to play arch-rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup as no team can refuse to play another side in a tournament organised by International Cricket Council (ICC).
(With inputs from ANI)