Circumstances unfavorable to tour Pakistan, fears Ganguly
NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said the time and current situation was not right for the Indian cricket team to tour Pakistan.
India are due to tour Pakistan in January next year for a series consisting of three Test matches, one Twenty20 international and five one-day international, but the tour appears to be all but ruled out after the Indian government has found an alleged Pakistan connection, but not proven, in the recent terror attacks in Mumbai.
"It is not right for me to say but I feel the tour is not on. Things are not right now for India to tour Pakistan," Ganguly said on Wednesday.
Ganguly also said one should not draw parallels to England returning to India after the Mumbai attacks to play out the Test series, and suggested India should go to Pakistan if the Pakistan government can promise security. He said, "England will not face a similar security situation in India as we would face when we go to Pakistan. So it will be really tough for India to tour Pakistan.
The Indian sports minister MS Gill recently said he was not in favour of the team touring Pakistan for a cricket series. That statement all but confirms that the Indian team will not be traveling across the border to play cricket.