NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday wrote a letter to top officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expressing discontent over the handling of alleged sexual harassment charges against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri
Sourav Ganguly’s communication to BCCI, which was accessed by ANI stated:
“I write this mail to you all with the deep sense of fear as to where Indian cricket administration is going. Having played the game for a long period of time, where our lives were ruled by winning and losing, and the image of Indian cricket was of paramount importance to us. We wake up looking at how our cricket is faring even now,” Ganguly wrote.
“But with deep sense of worry, (I use the word worry) I beg to state that the way things have gone in the last couple of years, the authority of Indian cricket to the world and the love and belief of millions of fans is on the way down.”
“I don’t know how far it’s true, but the recent reports of harassment has really made the BCCI look very poorly…more so the way it has been handled. The committee of CoA from four has come down to two and now the two seem to be divided (sic),” Ganguly wrote in an email to BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna.
“Indian cricket with its massive following has been built over the years of hard work from superb administrators and greatest of cricketers who have managed to bring thousands of fans to the ground. I, at the present moment, think it’s in danger. I hope people are listening,” Ganguly concluded.
Former cricketer and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly writes to BCCI Acting President CK Khanna, Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry over Committee of Administrators (CoA) and sexual harassment allegations against Rahul Johri. pic.twitter.com/iAh8o7ECXz
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2018