After the Pulwama terror attack, the International Cricket Council (ICC) put a rest to all speculations about the matches between India and Pakistan. The board confirmed that in the upcoming World Cup, there is no sign of change in the schedule or fixtures.

After the terrorist attack on the CRPF bus in Pulwama, there have been murmurs within the team about the possibility of facing Pakistan in the world cup. Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also wants team India not to compete with Pakistan.

ICC CEO Dave Richardson said that there is no hope of cancellation of the match. He expressed his condolences on the martyrdom of more than 40 soldiers who died in the Pulwama attack. Richardson said that the ICC sympathizes with the people who have been affected by this terrible incident and the board will monitor the situation. There is no indication that ICC is willing to make changes in the schedule of the World Cup. He further added that sports has a wonderful ability to bring together people, especially in cricket and unites communities, and they will work towards the same.

On the other hand, an official associated with the BCCI said that India is not guaranteed to play Pakistan in the World Cup. He also added that Harbhajan has expressed his views, but never mentioned what will happen if India is facing Pakistan in semi-finals or finals. Does the team concede a world cup tournament that close to victory simply due to the attacks? During the 1999 Kargil War, India also faced against Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup.