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Sourav Ganguly receives death threat

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 January 2017, 11:00 IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on 9 January revealed that he has received a "death threat" warning him against attending an inter-college cricket meet at the Vidyasagar University in Midnapore, scheduled for 19 January.

Local sources in Midnapore told PTI that one Z Alam wrote the letter addressed to Ganguly's mother Nirupa, warning the cricket stalwart against attending the programme where he has been invited as chief guest.

"Your son is hereby warned not to attend the programme. If he dares to come here, you will not see him again," read the letter.

Confirming this, Ganguly said: "Yes I've received the letter on January 7 and I've informed the police and the organisers."

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

The CAB president, however, did not rule out his attending the programme.

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

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

"We have not been informed about this," she said.


First published: 10 January 2017, 11:00 IST