“Shameless political vendetta” Mamata Banerjee backs Sourav Ganguly

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday once again batted for former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and targeted the BJP-led central government for allegedly depriving him by not nominating him for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman’s post, describing it as a “shameless political vendetta”.

“Sourav Ganguly was deprived of the BCCI’s nomination to fight ICC chief’s election. He was deprived to secure someone else’s interests; it was a shameless political vendetta,” Banerjee told reporters.

“Why was he not allowed to contest the ICC elections? I had requested so many people in the BJP government. He has been deprived… What was the reason behind this?” she added.