A political spark erupted in West Bengal amidst reports that Sourav Ganguly will discontinue as BCCI president . And Roger Binny will be likely to take his place. West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has linked Ganguly’s exit from the BCCI to his “refusal” to join the BJP, the saffron party has hit back saying, there is no truth in such allegations.
Responding to it, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee said, “Those who are criticizing Sourav Ganguly should look at themselves in the mirror. It (Ganguly’s exit from the BCCI) has nothing to do with politics. Sourav Ganguly will achieve heights in the coming days.”Sparing no opportunity to attack the BJP, the Trinamool Congress linked Ganguly’s exit to his apparent refusal to join the saffron party in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal. The ruling TMC alleged that the legendary cricketer was shown the door by the BCCI since he had refused to join the saffron camp.
Speaking at an event organised by Kolkata he said that .“I was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal for five years. I have been president of BCCI for years. After all these terms, you have to leave and go. As an administrator, you have to contribute a lot and make things better for the team. Me being a player, who was around for a long time, understood it. I enjoyed my time as an administrator thoroughly. You cannot play forever and you cannot remain in administration forever,”.