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Ganguly hurt by Shastri's 'personal attack'


'Being in such boards for 10 years, he should be alert of how it operates'


A day after Ravi Shastri said he felt slighted by the nonattendance of Sourav Ganguly at his meeting for the post of India's head mentor, Ganguly has reacted by saying he was "extremely disheartened" by Shastri's "own assault."

Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and previous BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale were a piece of the cricket consultative board to discover a successor for Shastri, who had been accountable for the Indian group for year and a half until the World T20 in March 2016. The board had met the last contenders, including Shastri, last Tuesday before Anil Kumble was given the employment.

Debate emerged when Shastri told the media that a separate from the board had not been available at his meeting and that "that individual was ill bred of the applicant who was setting off to the met and ill-bred to the occupation he was endowed to do."


Ganguly was the person who needed to Miss Shastri's presentation since he needed to go to the working board meeting of the Cricket Association of Bengal, where he is president. He said he exited for the CAB knowing whatever is left of the cricket consultative panel had the experience to make the right call.

"I simply feel that the remarks are outstandingly individual and if Ravi Shastri feels that I am in charge of him not being the mentor of India, he's living in a nitwit's reality," Ganguly told TV journalists in Kolkata. "It's a board of trustees and there are individuals in the advisory group who are of more notoriety than I am and there are other individuals included additionally who were counseled and talked about. So that is disillusioning.

"I am to a great degree disheartened when he went on air, communicating his perspectives, particularly from somebody who has been in each BCCI board of trustees throughout the previous 20 years. He has been in my position, you know, the position to choose the mentor. I don't believe he's mindful of everything."

Ganguly said Shastri's meeting was planned at 4.15 pm, yet surveying alternate competitors had taken somewhat more time than anticipated. Ganguly was normal at the CAB at 5 pm, and had as of now picked up the BCCI's agree to briefly leave the board for this reason.

"I had educated the BCCI on the nineteenth [of June] in an official mail that I will need to leave at 5 o' clock in light of the fact that the CAB working advisory group meeting should happen that day and being the president of the affiliation, should seat the meeting.

"The working board of trustee’s meetings get chose 14 days before the meeting and to drop it is incomprehensible. What's more, this meeting was chosen in two days. Ravi's meeting was at 4.15 pm toward the evening and doing interviews with everybody it went past [that time] and we achieved 5 o'clock.

"I asked for the board of trustees on the off chance that I could return at six o'clock and do it once more, which they concurred. When I came here to this conference, I got a message from Mr [Ajay] Shirke [the BCCI secretary] that the other two persons are asking for on the off chance that they could proceed with Ravi, which I approved of. I said 'Fine, I know I have been screwed over thanks to this and you please simply ahead and do it.' That happens all around on the planet and that is the careful story."

Ganguly said he was additionally disheartened that Shastri, a man who has worked with the BCCI for quite a while and knew the obstacles authoritative matters could hurl, had remarked about him in such terrible light.

"It's frustrating, being in such boards for a long time, he ought to know about how it works. I'm by and by hurt as a result of what he said, of slighting, which was not the situation. On the off chance that that was the situation, Ravi's meeting would not have been opened at 4.15 pm and I have the sends."

Noting an inquiry from India Today on what guidance he would give Ganguly, Shastri had said "next time be at a conference when somebody is being met for a position as imperative as that."

Accordingly, Ganguly took offense to Shastri making his presentation by means of Skype as opposed to showing up before the board in individual.

"Since he's talked about irreverence, and genuinely I say this with resentment, that he gave me a recommendation that later on that I ought to be accessible for such gatherings. I've been a piece of the BCCI for some time now and I ensure I'm accessible for such gatherings.


"I have a guidance for him additionally, when the mentor of India is chosen and it's a standout amongst the most essential employments in cricket, he ought to be before the board of trustees giving his presentation and not sit in Bangkok on vacation and make a presentation on camera particularly when somebody who is one of the best cricketers of India unequaled represented two hours about, Anil Kumble."


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