Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal, spoke out strongly in response to Sourav Ganguly’s dismissal as president of the Board of Cricket Control in India and his refusal to be appointed to the International Cricket Council. She had earlier asked Narendra Modi, the prime minister, to see that he was taken to the ICC. Roger Binny has been appointed the new BCCI president.
When questioned about it by reporters, she responded, “I don’t understand the game of cricket, but if you let me play, I would play the game.
She pointed to Union minister Anurag Thakur’s brother, who has a position in the council, and stated that if someone is qualified and capable, they may still have a shot.
“Sports fans are shocked, and this is a shame for the world,” she continued. “The court had granted Sourav and Jay Shah three terms. So, when he has been allowed a term and is entitled to it, why has Sourav been deprived?
There was also Jagmohan Dalmiya present. “So today, for what reason, what unknown reason, has a man like Sourav been deprived and they have left the position reserved for someone else,” Ms. Banerjee said. “You have seen I had made a request openly. If they had sent him, the country would have been proud.
She continued, “But we are not taking this lightly. We are horrified. It is naked political vendetta. But because Sourav is a gentleman, he is not saying anything. He must have felt horrible, but he has not shared that grief with anyone.