New-Delhi: According to Indian media reported on Tuesday, former India captain Kapil Dev won’t be attending the oath-taking ceremony of nominated Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan.
Kapil Dev has declined the invitation extended by Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party citing ‘personal reasons’, a local news report said. He is one of the three cricketers from India invited to attend the leader’s swearing-in ceremony on August 18.
“I have been invited, but not in writing. I got a call from his team, but I haven’t received any mail yet. I am waiting for a formal invite,” he was quoted as saying. “If I get a formal invite, I will go and attend the ceremony.
This comes after former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar declined the invitation due to his commentary commitments during the ongoing England vs India Test series. Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has meanwhile accepted Imran’s invitation to attend his oath-taking.