Yes, the need for protesting the gross and infamous terror attack in Pulwama is the utmost right now. Throughout history, India's 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' ideology has been stretched, moulded and abused on a global stage in the most disturbing manner ever.
For years, India's stand on not being the first one to go on the attack in a bilateral rivalry, has been understood as our weakness instead of our political maturity and we are running out of patience really fast now.
However, this does not mean that we lose our ability to make rational decisions. While the BCCI officials were taking their time deciding how they'd deal with the rival Pakistani squad during the upcoming World Cup 2019, if they would boycott them during the points-round or campaign for a complete ban on the Pakistani cricket team, another lead on BCCI's unrealistic measure towards the Pakistan Cricket Board came to the fore recently.
According to Indian Express, BCCI had plans to isolate Pakistan by putting all the foreign players in a 'Us Or Them' situation, forcing them to choose between playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
What needs to be realised is that while the IPL is more of a gold mine for these international players, (some of whom earn double of their annual salary by playing for 6 weeks here), Pakistan's security concerns, on the other hand, has led to their hesitations towards playing in the country.
However, South African cricket legend AB de Villiers was one of the most influential stars to have publicly announced his willingness to play there in order to bring in more such stars.January 14, 2019
BCCI's plan to, therefore, make things difficult for PCB to bring in international cricketers and grow their viewership, seemed highly opportune but insensitive.
According to the report, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) officials along with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri gathered to draw a conclusion of this idea. Thankfully, the authority decided against the notion deeming it inappropriate to force the international players to choose between the two cricket leagues.Why?
Simply because of the fact that it is the IPL franchises (that are privately owned) and not the BCCI that take up the players during the auction. Putting the players under such predicament would, therefore, lead to disappointed team owners.
Basically, the whole facade boiled down to the fact that any action taken in favour of this plan would have been bad for business.