Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, said that it’s “evaluating all aspects” of the nationwide staff’s participation within the upcoming ICC Males’s World Cup in India this 12 months.
Following the conclusion of the Asia Cup tie, Pakistan’s participation on this 12 months’s World Cup in India nonetheless stays unsure after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) declared that it should abide by the federal authorities’s directions.
In the meantime, the spokesperson of the overseas ministry Mumtaz Zahra Baloch mentioned Pakistan was of the view that “politics should not be mixed with sports”.
“Pakistan is of the view that politics should not be mixed with sports. India’s policy of not playing cricket in Pakistan is disappointing,” mentioned Baloch.
“We are observing and evaluating all aspects relating to our participation in the World Cup including the security situation for Pakistani cricketers and we will offer our views to PCB in due course,” she added.
The World Cup dates and areas are nonetheless up within the air with simply over three months until the event’s graduation since Pakistan’s participation within the mega occasion continues to be a matter of debate.
Notably, India had already determined towards travelling to Pakistan for this 12 months’s Asia Cup and consequently, the PCB threatened to boycott the World Cup.
The 2 cricket boards then step by step moved in the direction of a compromise and consequently, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) accepted the PCB-proposed ‘hybrid model’, in line with which Pakistan will host 4 matches of the continental occasion whereas the remaining might be performed in Sri Lanka.
It’s value mentioning right here that as a result of ongoing political tensions between Pakistan and India, the 2 sides haven’t competed in a bilateral sequence since 2012.