Ganguly receives death threat


Kolkata, Jan 9 : Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday admitted he has received a death threat from an unnamed source.

“I got the letter couple of days back. I have informed the police about the same,” the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President said.

The iconic batsman was scheduled to go to Midnapore district in West Bengal for Vidyasagar University’s programme on January 19.

The letter, it was learnt, advised him to refrain from visiting the area.

Confirming this, Ganguly said: “Yes I have received the letter on January 7 and I have informed this to the police and the organisers.”

Ganguly has been invited as chief guest in the final of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament jointly organised by Vidyasagar University and the District Sports Association on January 19.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, however, did not rule him out from attending the programme.

“Let us see, nothing has been decided yet. You all will come to know if I go there,” Ganguly said.

West Midnapore district SP Bharati Ghosh, however, said she is unaware of the development.

“We have not been informed about this,” she said. The motive behind the letter is unknown.

Below is the first page of the letter. We haven’t used the second page as it contains disturbing images.