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PCB ready to counter India at ICC meet, claims official

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has "prepared a counter" in case the BCCI decides to boycott the June 16 World Cup sport in Manchester in the wake of Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF workforce.

The topic will come up for dialogue at the ICC Quarterly meet in Dubai, starting Wednesday.

PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani, MD Wasim Khan and COO Subhan Ahmad are in Dubai to attend the various conferences and workshops.

The essential Executive Board meeting is scheduled on Friday and Saturday through which the Indian delegation is expected to push for dialogue on a letter it has sent to the ICC asking member international locations to oust any member nation which supporters terrorism.

Although it has now not been named in the letter, BCCI wants different cricket forums to "sever ties with nation from which terrorism emanates".

Some of India's former players and captains have also known as for India not to play Pakistan in the World Cup fit on June 16.

"Pakistan's stance is that if India wants to give a walkover, it can't do anything about it. But it will pose a question as to what happens if both countries again qualify to meet each other in the knockout stages," the PCB reliable said.

The PCB is also anticipated to lift the problem of their captain Sarfraz Ahmed being banned for 4 matches beneath the anti-racism coverage of the ICC after the reconciliation process had been set into motion and he had apologised to the South African staff.

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