Prashanth_R wrote:Call for Cricket Boycott is increasing day by day. Difficult time for ICC ahead, if India takes a stand and boycott World cup, Cricket world cup will be big failure without India. It will be really awkward for pakistan if ICC bans it from Worldcup(in worst case).
Why cant we just skip that match with TSP? Even if that means winning every single match left in the group stage, we can do it. Heck even if we try to do that and fail, people won't mind.
We got to be smart about that so that we don't shoot ourselves in the foot or hand over an advantage to Pakistan. Bilaterals are easy, multilateral tournaments are a bit tricky.
Our objectives should be:
1> Hurt Pakistan if possible
2> Make a statement
A boycott here is essentially a walkover with Pakistan getting the points. Hence, it must meet the following conditions to make sense:
1> India should have already qualified
2> The free points that the Pakis get should not be helpful to them in qualifying (i.e they should either have been comprehensively ruled out of the semis by the time the India match takes place, or they should have comprehensively qualified).
If either of the conditions are not met, the best way would be to play the match, beat them comprehensively, and dedicate the victory to the victims of Paki terrorism.