New Delhi: The Indian government's decision to cancel Pakistan's hockey tour of India in April has disappointed senior Indian star V.R. Raghunath and generally, the entire sport fraternity. In an exclusive chat with NDTV.com from Bengaluru on Friday afternoon, Raghunath said "sport was defenseless against any political issues and the average fan has to bear the brunt."
In wake of the suicide attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar on Wednesday and the uneasy political climate between the Indian and Pakistani government around Afzal Guru's hanging in Delhi last month, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday cancelled the bilateral series between the two nations in April.
"It's disappointing because we as a team were looking forward to the series and it would have been a good way to prepare for the FIH World League 3," said Raghunath.