Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Rajiv Roy
Updated Saturday, 18 December 2021 09:30 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has declined to comment on the Virat Kohli captaincy controversy. When asked about Kohli’s reaction to Virat’s removal from the captaincy, Ganguly said, ‘Don’t take it forward, I have nothing to say.’
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Asked if action would be taken against Virat Kohli after his tour of South Africa, the BCCI chief said, “I have nothing to say. It is up to the BCCI to decide.”
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Interestingly, a day after Kohli was removed from the ODI captaincy, Ganguly told the news agency ANI that he had spoken to Virat about the matter and appealed to him not to relinquish the T20 captaincy, which he did not agree to and the BCCI and selectors then decided to remove him from the ODI captaincy.
Ganguly said he had spoken to Virat himself on the matter and the chief selector himself had discussed the matter with him.
However, Virat denied all these allegations at a press conference on Wednesday and said he had never been asked to relinquish the T20 captaincy. He said everything was said on the phone an hour and a half before the Test team selection, which was incorrect.