Sort out Harbhajan issue: Ganguly to ICC

Published on Mar 23, 2005 03:34 PM IST

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday asked the ICC to take a "permanent stance" on Harbhajan Singh's bowling action.

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Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday asked the International Cricket Council to take a "permanent stance" on Harbhajan Singh's bowling action, saying the off-spinner needs to play without any pressure and question mark on his career.

"Three weeks ago he was cleared by the ICC. The ICC has to take a permanent stance. He needs to play without all these pressure. The issue needs to be sorted out once and for all," Ganguly said.

Though the issue of Harbhajan having been reported for a suspect bowling action was not a worry for the team, "we all need to know where he stands," he told reporters.

Ganguly, however, did not believe that the issue was ill-motivated but agreed that it was a matter of concren to the bowler.

"I don't see any motive; I don't see any reason."

"Obviously, he is a little bit worried because it's a question of his career," he added.

Ganguly expressed confidence that Harbhajan would overcome the issue.

"He is a young, great spinner. He is probably going to play intenational cricket for ten years and pick a lot of wickets for the country," the skipper said.

"He is a fighter and competitor; that's how he has been successful for the last 3-4 years. He has a big heart and temperament. He is tough and he will come back."

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