Uri Attacks: BCCI says no cricket with Pakistan

indo-pakFollowing the terror attack in the army camp in Uri which killed 18 Indian army personnels, the BCCI has made it clear that India will not play cricket with Pakistan in the near future.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur said, “There will be no question of playing cricket with Pakistan.”

The two countries last played in the ICC T20 cricket world cup which was played in Kolkata on the 19th of March earlier this year, a match that India won by 6 wickets.

The initial venue according to the fixture was Dharamsala, but was shifted to the Eden Gardens after much pressure from the Pakistan side sighting security reasons due to the sensitivity in the Himachal region.

There was no International cricket played in Pakistan from 2009 after the touring Sri Lankan team was attacked by in the ground by a group of terrorists which killed eight policemen.

Cricket returned to Pakistan in May 2015 when Zimbabwe played a T20 which the hosts won.

Pakistan has been home matches in Abu Dhabi with the ICC member countries reluctant to travel to the country which is home to several terrorist organizations.

India and Pakistan have a history of freezing ‘sporting relationships’ according to the prevailing political atmosphere. Cricket, being the most followed sport in the two countries, has often been used almost as an extension of political posturing by the two countries.

 



Siddhu on joining Congress: No party is good or bad! Navjot Singh Siddhu, the cricketer turned politician and a vehement critic of the Indian National Congress for several years, justified his decision to join the party saying that no party, by itself, is good or bad."No party is good or bad. The same party can be run by bad people, the same party can be run by good people," he said.He said he was will...
Katju says SP will defeat BJP in UP Elections; Demonetization, Akhilesh to aid Former Supreme Court judge and a keen observer of Indian politics, Markandey Katju has predicted a win for the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.BJP, which is seen as a strong contender by many, would be negatively impacted due to the impact of demonetization and the clean image projected by SP chief m...
Mayawati warns Muslims: Akhilesh vs Mulayalam will bring BJP to power Bahujan Samaj Party leader Kumari Mayawati has warned Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh against continuing to vote for Samajwadi Party, claiming that the current fight between SP leader Mulayam Singh and his son Akhilesh would split their votes in two."I urge you not to let your vote get divided between Akhilesh and Mulayalam groups. If you do that, the...
Hindu fighting for Muslim rights alleges religious discrimination by orthodox Muslims Sreeja NeyyattinkaraSreeja Neyyattinkara, one of the state secretaries of Welfare Party in Kerala, has set off a storm among Dalit and Minority activist circles in Kerala by heavily criticizing some orthodox practices among the Muslims of the state.The criticism has come as a surprise as the Welfare Party is largely comprised of Muslim supporters an...
Rahul Gandhi’s gives ‘earthquake evidence’ on Modi After keeping the nation waiting for 10 days, Rahul Gandhi today dropped his 'bomb' on Narendra Modi that he had promised would 'cause an earthquake'.Gandhi said a company based in Uttar Pradesh has written "that Modi has taken money from them multiple times over six months."Quoting income tax investigation reports, Gandhi said: "They have writt...
Demonetization: Modi announces bumper prizes; 15 lakh users to get 1,000 rupees Narendra Modi announced several 'prize schemes' to promote cashless transactions.Under the schemes announced today, there will be two sets of prizes for consumers and another for small merchants.Under the first scheme, any customer who uses any electronic form of payment, including wallets and debit cards, will qualify for a 'lucky draw' of Rs 1,000 ...
Subramanian Swamy attacks Ratan Tata for investing money in Britain Keeping up his attacks on Tata Group interim chairman Ratan Tata, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy fired yet another salvo at the veteran industrialist for investing huge amounts of money into Britain, instead of doing so in India.Tata Steel had acquired UK-based Corus for around 6.2 billion pounds in 2008, making the company the fifth largest steelmaker in ...
Taxes will be made “more reasonable” in cashless India – Jaitley Taxes in India will be made more reasonable as more and more transactions switch to the cashless mode, finance minister Arun Jaitley said."As more and more transactions are made cashless, they will come under taxation.. (and with this) taxes will be made more reasonable, both direct and indirect," Jaitley said today.The finance minister was giving ou...
India traffic to porn sites jumps 3-8% in November Traffic from India to major pornographic websites in the world rose sharply in November.The numbers also reveal that Indians use the Internet for accessing pornographic content more often than globally.For example, according to similarweb.com, a website that collates monthly web analytics data, there were no pornographic websites included in the li...
Allahabad High Court says Triple Talaq ‘unconstitutional’ The Allahabad High Court has today said 'triple talaq' or the divorcing of women under Islamic laws -- is unconstitutional in Indian law.The provision "violates women's rights" and no personal law board is above the Indian constitution, the court said while hearing a petition filed by a Muslim woman from Bulandshahr.The constitution of India assu...
112 Indian soldiers injured or killed by ceasefire violations this year There has been a substantial increase in the number of ceasefire violations along the line of control between India and Pakistan as well as in the deaths and injuries caused by them, according to home ministry data.So far this year, a total of 99 Indian army and BSF personnel have been injured by ceasefire violations along the line of control between...
Jayalalitha’s successor: Crucial meet starts at AIADMK headquarters The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (All India Anna Dravidian Progressive Party) started a crucial meeting of its top leadership at 6:30 PM today, minutes after the party hurriedly re-hoisted the flag on its headquarters.All the party's MLA's are attending the meeting.The decision to lower its flag at around 5:30 pm today had led to spec...
Sorrow after Tamil channels say Jayalalitha dead, AIADMK lowers flag The AIADMK has lowered its flag at its headquarters, setting off a frenzy of sorry in Tamil Nadu as desperate followers of Chief Minister J Jayalalitha broke down in tears.UPDATE: The AIADMK has rehoisted its flag after bringing it down initially.There were wailings and sobbings around the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Jayalalitha is being tr...
BJP asks all MPs, MLAs to submit bank statement to party As part of the ongoing crackdown on tax evasion and illicit funds, the Bharatiya Janata Party has asked all its MPs and MLAs to submit the full details of their banking transactions from Nov 8 onwards.The central leadership of the party will examine the bank statements of these representatives to check for any illegal or suspicious cash transactions....
7 ILLOGICAL REASONS to oppose DEMONETIZATION The current demonetization move by the Narendra Modi government has seen a lot of accusations and counter-accusations being levelled by both the supporters and opponents of the move.While the government has tried to deal head on with the official accusations levelled by opposition political parties, a much more subtle misinformation campaign is going o...