Pulwama terror assault: Sourav Ganguly-led CAB to take name over eradicating images of Pakistan cricketers at Eden Gardens

Kolkata: Former India captain and Bengal cricket boss Sourav Ganguly Saturday stated a call could be taken quickly on elimination of Pakistan cricketers’ pictures, together with that of PM Imran Khan, from the partitions of Eden Gardens within the wake of the Pulwama terror assault.

Ganguly’s remark got here after BJP’s youth wing employees protested in entrance of the Eden Gardens, searching for elimination of pictures of Imran and different Pakistani cricketers from the partitions of the stadium.

File picture of Sourav Ganguly. Reuters

At least 64 activists of the BJP youth wing have been arrested for staging protest in entrance of the enduring Eden Gardens, a senior police officer stated. They have been later launched on bail.

“We are working on it. There will be a decision soon,” Ganguly advised reporters when requested concerning the elimination of images.

The state cricket associations of Vidarbha, Punjab and Rajasthan have already eliminated photos of Pakistan cricketers within the aftermath of the fear assault which killed greater than 40 CRPF personnel. Pakistan-based terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claims accountability of the assault.

Ganguly had earlier backed a whole boycott of cricketing ties with Pakistan, saying not enjoying the arch-rivals within the upcoming World Cup will not have a lot of an impression on the Indian staff’s marketing campaign on the mega occasion in May-July.

Days later, Sachin Tendulkar stated he would ‘hate’ to present away two factors to Pakistan by not enjoying within the World Cup and India ought to quite beat them once more within the showpiece occasion to keep up their unbeaten report over the arch-rivals.

“He wants two points against Pakistan, I want the World Cup so…he wants two points I want the World Cup. Whichever way you look at it,” Ganguly stated, reacting to Tendulkar’s feedback.

Eden Gardens has pictures of Imran, Wasim Akram and others stored in personal areas of the stadium.

Former and present cricketers have expressed diversified opinions on severing cricketing ties with Pakistan.

Many ministers of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s cupboard, together with former Bengal captain Lakshmi Ratan Shukla, hit out at BJP for attempting to divert nation’s consideration from terrorism.

“We are more keen on removing terrorism from the world rather than pulling down photographs (of sportspersons). The BJP is trying to divert the attention from the current issue of terror attack. This is clear politics going on in the country,” Shukla stated.

State Municipal minister and metropolis mayor Firhad Hakim when contacted stated individuals mustn’t confuse politics with sports activities and tradition.

Former cricketer and present Bengal coach Arun Lal stated that the nation was going by an emotional time and countrymen have been venting out their emotions in several methods.

“I can understand the feelings of my countrymen. I also share the same. This is a very emotional time. We have lost some of our brave brothers and obviously the country is hurt. But we also must understand that sports is not politics,” Lal stated.


Published Date: February 24, 2019

| Updated Date: February 24, 2019


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2019 11:50:00 IST