Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has called for a ban in cricket ties with arch-rivals Pakistan. The country is still reeling after Pulwama terror attack took away lives of 40 CRPF soldiers. India and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket anymore but now there are question marks on their meeting in ICC Cricket World Cup as well, which will take place in few months’ time in England and Wales.
“I cannot make any comment [on cricket issues] except to say those who are demanding it have some justification. You can see many films and concerts have been cancelled. Things are not normal. If things are not normal, the jhappiyan-pappiyan (hugs and kisses) issues have always been there,” Prasad told India Today.
“Since it’s an international tournament, the ICC and our Indian cricket board (BCCI) have to take a call after consideration with our security establishment.
“But I don’t wish away their concern. It’s time to say no. Mr Imran Khan had no word of condolence for those who were killed,” he said.