Cricketer Monty Panesar backs out a week after entering political career

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Cricketer Monty Panesar backs out a week after entering political career
Cricketer Monty Panesar backs out a week after entering political career

Monty Panesar was the first practicing Sikh who played for England in 2006, playing the first Test at Nagpur during England’s tour of India

Monty Panesar has decided to quit politics one week following the announcement of that he would be an parliamentary representative of George Galloway’s Workers Party of Great Britain. Panesar 41, was announced in the presence of Mr. Galloway at a media event in Westminster the previous week, was set to contest his Ealing Southall constituency in West London during the upcoming general election. The seat is currently held by Labour with the total of 15,084 votes.

Monty Panesar withdraws from politics

Cricketer Monty Panesar
Cricketer Monty Panesar

“I’m a proud Brit who has had the Honour to represent my country at the highest level of cricket,” Panesar declared in a tweet on X which was previously Twitter. “I now want to do my bit to benefit others, but I recognize I am at the beginning of my journey and still learning about how politics can benefit people.” Panesar also said, “So today I am not running from the position of General Election candidate for The Workers Party. I’m realizing that I’ll need more time to hear to learn and identify my place in the political world one that is compatible with my political and personal principles .”

Panesar who’s full name was Mudhsuden Singh Panesar was the first practicing Sikh to represent England in the year 2006, playing the first Test at Nagpur during England’s tour of India. Following his cricketing career and his pursuit of an education in sports journalism within St Mary’s University in London.

What prompted Panesar to join politics

In the wake of the announcement, Panesar published an article in The Telegraph regarding his political ambitions in expressing his desire to become “the voice for the workers of this country. “He also mentioned that his ultimate goal within politics is to eventually become the Prime Minister. But, after several difficult media interviews which included one in which he was interviewed by Times Radio where he struggled to state his position on the continued membership of the UK in NATO and the NATO alliance, he opted to pull out of the race.

While his initial introduction to politics was short however, he concluded his remarks with a positive outlook, saying that he plans to keep learning about politics, and may return in the near future. “I wish The Workers Party all the desirable,” Panesar stated, “but I look forward to taking some time to mature and find my political feet so I am well-prepared to deliver my very desirable when I next run up to the political wicket.”

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