Pathans unsung in Gujarat

Updated: 27 September 2007 06:35 IST

All state govts have announced rewards for players from their states but the Narendra Modi government is yet to make any announcement for Pathan brothers'

Vadodara:

All state governments have announced rewards for players from their states but the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat is yet to make any such announcement for the Pathan borthers'.

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan were part of the Twenty20 squad that went on to win the World Cup.

Modi's government has so far made no comment on the duo's contribution to the team's historic win.

"In the past the government had made announcement to reward Irfan nothing came. It is all on papers. The Modi government doesn't want to do anything," said Mehmood Khan Pathan, Irfan and Yusuf Pathan's father.

No minister comments

No minister or government official in Gujarat is willing to comment on the issue.

Mehmood believes his sons have got what matters much more than cash prizes, which is the affection of the cricket-crazy fans.

"I hope they will play for India for a long time and serve the country," said Mehmood Khan.

Topics : Cricket Irfan Pathan
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