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Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly supported BCCI’s stand of not re-starting two-sided cricketing connections with Pakistan until the cross-border violence ends. PCB had forwarded request to its Indian counterpart to host a two-sided series during December 2015 according to an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between the two boards including 5 series during 8 years till the year 2023.
BCCI had assured to take up the issue with the administration of India however the fresh Gurdaspur terror attacks have actuated Board secretary Anurag Thakur to announce that cricket will opt out for a short time and Sourav could not harmonize more.
Former India skipper told media during an Apollo Munich Health Insurance occasion, “I think BCCI is right in stating that fright will have to entirely go before play could take place. Because as human beings we also want terror to completely go.”
“So this has always been the case with an India-Pakistan series. As much as we understand that it is entertaining and it is a high-profile series, we cannot take away the sufferings which the people get through at the border particularly after what took place in Gurdaspur on July 27,” Ganguly also said.
“This has been going on for while. When we went to Pakistan in 2004, I was opportune enough to be the skipper of the side and we bagged the Test and the ODI series, for the initial time in Pakistan. That se ..
The 43-year-old player, is also confident that recently acquited from the MCOCA accusation by a Delhi court, ex India medium-pacer Sreesanth will also get respite from BCCI, which has thus far declined to withdraw his life prohibition.
“I think he has been cleared by the Delhi court and the BCCI has stated that the punitive action on him persists. And I believe he has been relieved by the Delhi court of illegal charges. I think the BCCI offers a chance to each player to return and play and I thi ..
“If the board feels that the clearance from the Delhi court is fine, I am convinced it will make way for Sreesanth to return and play cricket,” Ganguly showed hope.