The BCCI Secretary and President of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Mr. Anurag Thakur reiterated that ‘cricket and terrorism’ cannot co-exist with Pakistan as there is a continued shelling and firing across the borders.
Mr. Thakur while interacting with media persons last evening said “peace on the borders is essential for a cricket match between India and Pakistan and no cricket match is possible under the shadow of unprovoked firing and bombardment at the border. And no body will enjoy a cricket match when there is firing and bombardment at the border”.
If peace prevails, I would myself go to Pakistan with a ball and bat and in the meanwhile talks are on and we (BCCI) are hopeful that things will get better.
Mr. Thakur, son of former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, and the President of Bharatya Janata Party Youva Morcha and member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur said that cricket would not be possible between the two countries until there is no peace across the border.
He also added that before cricket starts between the two Asian nations peace talk should begin. This is the second statement of Mr. Thakur in last few days about forth coming cricket events to be played between the two neighboring nations.