Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has ruled out the possibility of bilateral cricket relations between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack. He is in sync with the emotions of common masses, saying he feels the same.
“Whatever happened in Pulwama last week was really sad…it is the worst possible thing that could ever happen. And, whatever reactions came from the people of India…was right. There is no chance of a bilateral series with Pakistan after this incident,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by a media channel.
“I can also understand the sentiments of people asking India not to play Pakistan in the World Cup and I feel the government should take strong action on this issue. The after effect of this should be strong from India,” Ganguly added.
He further added that BCCI has become powerless under the supervision of Supreme Court’s appointed committee and is not in a position to take any strong action.
“I don’t think anything is left in BCCI after the Supreme Court situation. There are no office bearers left to take a decision but I feel that BCCI should take a strong decision on the issue and send a strong no nonsense message.”
“This is a 10-team World Cup and every team plays every team and I feel if India doesn’t play a match in the World Cup, it won’t be an issue,” Ganguly added.
According to him, it will be almost difficult for the ICC to hold World Cup without India.
“ICC can’t go on with a World Cup without India and I feel it will be really difficult for ICC to go on with a World Cup without India. But, you also have to see if India have the power to stop ICC from doing such a thing,” Ganguly said.
“But, I feel a strong message should be sent,” Ganguly added.