High-powered committee to decide Pakistan’s World Cup participation in India


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has constituted a committee, headed by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to deliberate over Pakistan cricket team’s participation in the World Cup to be held in India from October 5 till November 19.

The high-powered 14-member committee will finalise its recommendations and present them before the Prime Minister for final approval.

The committee, headed by foreign minister, includes interior minister, law minister, inter-provincial coordination minister, information and broadcasting minister, adviser on Kashmir affairs, adviser on Establishment, foreign secretary, PSPM and representatives of intelligence agencies and sensitive departments.

On June 27, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had written a letter to the government seeking official clearance to travel to India for the global event.

The Pakistan cricket team has not toured India since its participation in the 2016 Men’s T20 World Cup.

Pakistan are scheduled to play India on October 15 in Ahmedabad.

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