KOLKATA: Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly on Thursday sidestepped a question pertaining to the resumption of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, saying the decision was up to Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Hindustan Times reported.
Ganguly, who will assume the position of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) chief later this month, told reporters in Kolkata: “You have to ask that question to Modi Ji and the Pakistan prime minister.”
The Hindustan Times quoted the veteran cricketer as saying, “Of course we have [to take permission], because international exposure [tours] is all through governments. So we don’t have an answer to that question.”
Relations between Pakistan and India deteriorated after terrorist attacks took place in Mumbai in 2008, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan. The last time both countries played a bilateral series was when Pakistan toured India to play two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals in December 2012 and January 2013.