Ravi Chouhan, Secretary All India Challenged Cricket Association (APCCA) has recently voiced his concern over increased influence of politics over sports and urged the government of Pakistan and India to let sports prevail instead of war, which brings no good to the neighboring countries.
“I am highly vocal about Pakistan and India cricket as well as other sports bilateral series. I request both Indian and Pakistani governments to let peace flourish and let sports win rather than war, as wars are no solution to the problems,” said Ravi while talking to The Nation in London where he’s participating in 5 Nation Physical Disability World Series.
Ravi emphasized that not only physically challenged sports team should play but also all other sports should be played amongst the two countries who particularly thrive on cricket. The secretary recalled his team’s visit to Pakistan in 2012 and appreciated the hospitality Indian team received in its three subsequent visits then.
“Sports must be played in true spirit while politics must be separated. As far as tensions at the borders are concerned, I think the governments must use common sense and resolve all the issues through dialogues,” said Chouhan.
He added, “We want sports relations with Pakistan to continue unabated. We want to give message of peace, love and harmony […] we want sports to prevail.”
“Have mercy on sports and let us play for the sake of sports,” Ravi urged both the governments as he spoke of his keen interest in playing against Pakistan as both the teams are full of potential and play world class cricket.