Cricket series can't happen along with terror attacks: Anurag Thakur warns PCB
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday warned Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying that Indo-Pak cricket ties cannot resume if the security of Indians is compromised, according to a report.
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday warned Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying that Indo-Pak cricket ties cannot resume if the security of Indians is compromised.
"Cricket series cannot happen along with terror attacks," Thakur told ANI, when asked about the possibility of Indo-Pak cricket matches.
"I condemn today's attack. As an Indian, I feel an Indian life is more important than cricket,” Thakur further added.
According to Future Tours Programme of International Cricket Council (ICC) arch-rivals are scheduled to play a bilateral series comprising two Tests and five ODIs, at a neutral venue.
The highly anticipated series was expected to be played in The UAE. However, after terrorist attack in Punjab chances for the high-profile series have become bleak.
Thakur later took to micro blogging site Twitter to condemn the attack.
Strongly condemn the cowardly attack in #Gurdaspur. Terror has no place in a civilized society, it is a weapon of the weak.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 27, 2015
The statement came after the terrorist attack in Punjab on Monday, where four heavily armed terrorists wearing Army fatigues went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex, in Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.
Last bilateral series between both the countries took place in 2007.