Will the violence prevent the India-Pakistan confrontation against the World Cup? • Parlay Game

Last week, the control council for cricket in India, issued a statement in which he urged "the cricket community to sever ties with the countries from which terrorism emanates".

CNN solicited comments from the Pakistan Cricket Board, but has not yet received a reply.

Indian captain Virat Kohli said Sunday that the players would respect any decision made regarding the opportunity to play against Pakistan.

"The Indian team and all the organizers were shocked by what happened and are really sad about what happened," Kohli told reporters. journalists following his interrogation on the 14 February car bomb attack.

"Our position is simple: we stick to what the country wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do.

"It's basically our opinion, whatever the decisions of the government and the council, we will stick to that and we will respect it."

The two nations have not held a bilateral series of test matches since the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, although they have clashed in one-day series and international tournaments.

India won six consecutive World Cup matches against Pakistan, but suffered the loss of its neighbor in the 2017 Champions Trophy final in England.

Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest drummer of all time in India, also said that he would respect the decision made by the governing body of the national team.

"India has always dominated Pakistan at the World Cup" he tweeted. "It's time to beat them again, and I personally would not want to give them two points and help them in the tournament."

He added: "That said, for me, India is always a priority, so whatever my country's decision, I will support this decision with all my heart."

Rising tension

Tensions between the two nations have increased since the car bomb suicide bombing on February 14 in Pulwama.

Kashmir, a largely mountainous region located between India and Pakistan, has had a tumultuous history.

India and Pakistan strongly contested the region following the partition of the two countries in 1947, which resulted in three wars and many other skirmishes.

India announced Tuesday that it had conducted air strikes on an alleged terrorist training camp located on the line of control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed region of Kashmir, in the context of a major escalation of hostilities between the two nuclear powers.

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