IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla reiterated BCCI’s stance in the wake of the Pulwama attacks in which over 40 CRPF personnel were killed by terrorist outfit in the Jammu and the Kashmir region on Thursday. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shukla said that there is no possibility of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan and added adding that the decision on India facing Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 will be taken later. (ALSO READ: India should not play Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019: Harbhajan Singh)

“Our position is very clear. Unless government gives us nod, we are not going to play with Pakistan. Sports should be above all these things but if somebody is sponsoring terrorism, obviously it will affect sports also,” Shukla was quoted as saying by ANI on Monday.

Asked if a situation arises if India has to play Pakistan in the World Cup, which starts on May 30 in England, Shukla said: “That we can’t tell you know right now. World cup is far away. We will see what happens.” (ALSO READ: Rajasthan Cricket Association removes photographs of Pakistan players)

He also demanded the Pakistan stop supporting terrorism. “This is the outrage of the people which is reflecting in these ways. Obviously, people will react like this. Pakistan should be vary of these things. They should not support terrorism. We have been saying this from day one. When our government was there, we gave tons of documents about their involvement. They should realise this,” Shukla said.