T20 World Cup: India-Pakistan match should be reconsidered, says Indian minister

India and Pakistan clash against each other on October 24 in the T20 World Cup encounter

By Web Desk
October 18, 2021
T20 World Cup: India vs Pakistan should be rescheduled says Indian government officials

Pakistan are going to face their arch-rivals India on October 24 to kick-off their T20 World Cup journey. With five days left in the high-octane clash, calls to "reconsider" the fixture are being made by Indian government officials. 

According to Union Minister Giriraj Singh, the match should be "reconsidered" because relations between the two countries are getting tense amid the current situation in occupied Kashmir.

Also, India’s Punjab Minister Pargat Singh had earlier said that the match should be cancelled as the situation at the border is ‘not ideal’.

"India vs Pakistan match in T20 World Cup shouldn’t be held because the situation at the border isn’t ideal and both the countries are currently going through a stressful period," he said.

He said it was of the utmost importance that "we have to guard humanity and not do anything that may end up putting further stress on the relationship between the two countries."

Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli spoke about India's clashes against Pakistan, adding that he had "always approached this game as just another game of cricket".

About the expensive tickets, the Indian skipper had acknowledged the hype created for this particular match.

"There is a lot of hype created around this game more so with ticket sales and the demands of tickets and right now, the value of those tickets is ridiculously high," he said.

However, the star cricketer did not deny the fact that the overall buzz is different.

"Yes, the environment is different on the outside from the fans' perspective, it is definitely louder, definitely more excitement in the air," he said, adding that apart from that, from the players’ point of view, "we stay as professional as we can and always approach this game in the most normal way possible," he concluded.