Mohammad Yousuf ridicules Anurag Thakur's statement, urges ICC to take action

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 24 (ANI): Enraged with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur's statement, former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf said has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take notice of the former's 'political' statement, asking him to speak like a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader or as a cricket board head. As per the Express Tribune, Yousuf said the ICC keeps on saying that it would not tolerate politics or government interference in member boards and the even then the BCCI president was making political statements. In the backdrop of the Uri terror attack, Thakur yesterday ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan in near future, saying even considering such a thought is not appropriate. The former Pakistan veteran, who holds the Test record for most runs in a calendar year, also said that India, for some reason, avoided playing Pakistan even when the two countries had good relations. The 42-year-old further said that people of both countries enjoyed the matches between Pakistan and India however, now, there is no series. Tensions between both the Asian neighbours have heightened ever since the dastardly terror attack in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, in which 18 Indian soldiers were martyred. (ANI)