Hyderabad, Nov. 22 -- In an official statement on Saturday, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) offered the Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj an option of flying back home as the cricketer's father passed away on Friday, November 20. But the speedster chose to remain with the team and other members in Australia.

Mohammed Siraj's father Mohammed Ghouse lost the battle to a lung ailment. He passed away at 53.

Taking to the Twitter Siraj was offered to fly home for father's last rites, but pacer opted to stay back' on Saturday, the national cricket board mentioned that Mohammed Siraj was offered the option of flying back for his father's last rites, but the fast bowler opted to stay back.

The statement issues by BCCI read: "Team In...