New Delhi: Terming Vinod Kambli's allegations that India's 1996 World Cup semifinal against Sri Lanka may have been fixed as "irresponsible", ICC President Sharad Pawar on Saturday said he would rather believe in what players like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have to say on the matter.
"I honestly feel that his allegations are irresponsible statements," Pawar said on a day when a defiant BCCI refused to give importance to Kambli's allegations despite call of a probe by Sports Minister Ajay Maken. (Read: Maken wants probe; BCCI not convinced)
"I would rather believe in what Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar or Ajit Wadekar say," Pawar said. Pawar, a former BCCI chief, said if Kambli was an honest and committed cricketer, he should have made the allegations after the mega tournament in 1996, instead of raking it up now.