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Vengsarkar opposes Indian tour of Pakistan

Former Test captain and ex-selection panel chief Dilip Vengsarkar joined the chorus of people who oppose Indian cricket team's scheduled visit to Pakistan in the new year to play three Tests and five ODIs.

cricket Updated: Dec 16, 2008 10:02 IST

Former Test captain and ex-selection panel chief Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday joined the chorus of people who oppose Indian cricket team's scheduled visit to Pakistan in the new year to play three Tests and five ODIs.

"India must not tour Pakistan at least for the next one year after what has happened in Mumbai (which faced terror attack by Pakistan-based groups last month)," Vengsarkar said categorically here when asked for his opinion.

Already his one-time captains Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev have expressed their opinion that the tour cannot take place now in the aftermath of the terror strikes in India's financial capital.

Sports Minister M S Gill has also opposed the idea tooth and nail.

The Cricket Board has thus far maintained that it will abide by the decision of the Union Government on the issue.