India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match shouldn’t be called off – Union Minister

Union Minister Giriraj Singh wants the upcoming T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan to be called off with immediate effect in light of the recent killings in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I think the match should be reconsidered since the relations between India and Pakistan aren’t good,” he said.

Notably, owing to political tensions, India-Pakistan haven’t played in a bilateral series since 20212. The last time two teams met was during the World Cup in 2019.

“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. We have to guard humanity and not do anything that may end up putting further stress on the relationship between the two countries,” added Singh.

India will take on Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.