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India should cancel Australia tour: Farooq

By Staff

Jammu, Jan 6 (UNI) Suggesting team India to call off Australian tour against biased umpiring, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah today said team India should return.

Expressing anger over the attitude of the Australian cricket team and criticising the umpiring decisions in the second Test at Sydney, Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is also the president of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) while speaking at the sidelines of the function here, said team India should not play the series and return home.

''The umpires absolutely played a negative role in the second Test, which is not appreciating. I think that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should protest against the negative umpiring," Dr Farooq added.

The umpiring in the first Test had already indicated the troubles ahead for team India, Senior Abdullah said adding, ''Despite indications in the first Test, team India played in Sydney but it was unexpected in the second Test. Umpires remained biased throughout the five-day long match.

Dr Abdullah, also a member of BCCI, said, ''I will personally talk to BCCI president Sharad Pawar and appeal him to call back the Indian team from the Australian tour. We should not play at all. The wrong judgements are not acceptable to us and I think cancellation of tour is the only option left." UNI VBH KK RN2132

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