Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has stated that the governing body of international cricket will not ban Pakistan from the World Cup or from international arena.
Following the attack on the convey of CRPF by Pakistan based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed, demands of isolating and boycotting Pakistan have grown louder.
Reacting to reports that Indian Government might appeal the ICC for a blanket ban on Pakistan from the mega event and international cricket, Prince of Kolkata said that there is even less than one per cent chance of this happening.
“The government has already defined the terms as far as bilateral series between India and Pakistan is concerned. India and Pakistan don’t play bilateral series… the last bilateral series was played in 2006. However, I doubt the prospects of banning Pakistan from World Cup or international cricket. It is a big thing,” Ganguly told IndiaTV.
“The ICC is a separate institution, World Cup is a separate institution and I feel it is very difficult to implement this here. This is my personal view that banning Pakistan from World Cup or international cricket won’t be possible. World Cup is still far away and we will see what happens then. But in my opinion, it will be very difficult for India or the Indian government to go to ICC and ask for a ban on Pakistan from World Cup or international cricket. There’s even less than one per cent chance of this happening,” he added.