BCCI`s decision not to send team for Asian Games wrong: Sethi

Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 18:54 PM IST

Panaji: Terming the Cricket Board`s move not to send either the men`s or the women`s cricket team for this year`s Asian Games in China as "wrong", eight-time World Billards Champion Geet Sethi on Wednesday said the BCCI should think about the country before taking such decisions.

"It is a wrong decision as it will deprive India of one gold medal," Sethi told reporters here.

"Those who are running the BCCI should not think commercially, but instead should take into consideration India`s pride," he added.

Sethi, who is in Goa to participate in the second national selection tournament for the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, said he was confident that India would win at least two gold medals each in billiards and snooker in the Games which will be held from November 12 to 27.

The former Khel Ratna Awardee said it was the sheer love for the sport that motivated him to continue playing billiards.

"I played Snooker also, but was not good in it so I concentrated in Billards since 1992," said a modest Sethi, who was the first amateur in the world to compile the maximum 147 break in Snooker.