Siraj opts to stay back in Australia after father's demise
Kolkata: BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday said that pacer Mohammed Siraj, who has lost his father, was given the option of flying back home to be with his grieving family but he decided to stay back in Australia for 'national duty'.
Ghouse, who was suffering from a lung ailment, died on Friday. He was 53.
'The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had a discussion with Siraj and he was offered the option of flying back and be with his family in this hour of grief,' Shah was quoted as saying in a BCCI media release.