the protest against the ouster of Sourav Ganguly from the
Indian Test team, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee today
described the move as unjust and 'an insult both to Sourav
and all of us'.
is unjust... It is an insult to both Sourav and to all of
us," Bhattacharjee, an avid cricket fan, told reporters at the
Secretariat when asked to comment on the issue
that he had received the news of Ganguly's sacking while in Delhi,
Bhattacharjee said he had discussed the matter with the newly-elected BCCI
President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar. "I told him,
nobody can accept such a decision. Let us see what happens now" .
Somnath Chatterjee said: great "injustice" had been meted out to
the deposed India captain, "who is a great world-class player, due to
politics in the game".
will affect the morale of young players and we must take corrective
measures," he added
leader Gurudas dasgupta
Sharad Pawarji, I am outrageously shocked at the exclusion of Sourav Ganguly from the Indian Test team. His exclusion was not on merit.
If the selection committee does not function on merit the future of Indian
cricket is bleak. I am sending this letter to you seeking your
intervention to protect Indian cricket from narrow politics. If this
happens to Sourav Ganguly this can happen to any cricketer in
I request you that Sourav
should be included in the next Indian cricket team," Mr Dasgupta