Sourav Ganguly receives anonymous threat for not attending a match in Medinipur

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been in the news lately following the sacking of the top-brass of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). However, in recent times, Ganguly has found himself to be a prominent part as well following a letter he received threatening him from attending that event.

The letter remained anonymous as it was also received by Ganguly who went on to complain to the Medinipur SP about the threat as well.


At the moment, Ganguly serves as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, a role he has been filling in for the better part of a year and a half. The former Indian opener has also been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Anurag Thakur into the throne of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) given his amazing acumen for Cricket Administration.

A tweet from the ANI News Agency Read: “Former India captain Sourav Ganguly gets anonymous threat letter asking him not attend a program in Medinipur, West Bengal.”

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Sourav Ganguly was also available to give a comment on the same. “I had to go for a cricket tournament on the 19th.Have complained to the Medinipur SP about the threat: Sourav Ganguly.”

Ganguly has also captained India in the past and also remains to be one of India’s most successful captains. He presided over India’s tour of Australia in 2003/04 where the Indians gave an excellent account of themselves. He also captained the side in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa wherein he ensured that the Indians went through to the final only for a poor decision to come in the way of the Indians and the coveted World Cup Trophy.

He has been linked with several coaching jobs in the past, none of which he has taken up apart from the commentary roles thrust on him.