Both PM's Can Decide on Indo-Pak Bilateral Cricket Ties, Says Sourav Ganguly
Newly elected BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly addressed the issue of bilateral series between India and Pakistan, he replied that the cricket ties between the two countries are subject to approval from the Prime Ministers of both sides.
On Thursday, in Kolkata, during a media session, one of the reporters asked about the resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral ties and he said, “You have to ask that question to Modi Ji and Pakistan Prime Minister."
Of course, we have to take permission, because international exposure tours are all through governments. So we don’t have an answer to that question,” Ganguly said.
In 2012, India hosted Pakistan for a limited-overs series comprising two T20Is and three ODIs. It's been 7 years that India and Pakistan participated in a bilateral series.
Ganguly will take charge as BCCI's next president on October 23. He also planned to speak to the national selection committee about their plans regarding MS Dhoni’s future and then give an opinion on the matter after his appointment.
Speaking about the Indian Cricket team, Ganguly said, “It is a very good side. My only thing is that they need to win big tournaments. I’m not saying they need to win every time. It’s not possible. But we have gone through seven big tournaments without winning one.”
To this, he also added, “They are a much better side than that. That is the only area where they need to get themselves ready mentally. Talent is enormous, otherwise, they couldn’t have played so well in the World Cup till the semi-finals. So that’s an issue which Virat needs to address. And that doesn’t happen in the boardroom.”