Sort out Harbhajan issue: Ganguly to ICC

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Bangalore
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.

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.

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"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.

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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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