Gave Chappell his unflinching support
He promised inaction
Against Greg’s infraction,
Telling Ganguly, he could well go to court!
DNA Sport 04/03/06: Even as the Cricket Association of Bengal tried to up the ante on the Greg Chappell controversy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said the issue is a closed chapter. “There is no controversy here. We don’t want to take the issue seriously,” BCCI president Sharad Pawar said on Friday. “Whatever action needed to be taken, has been taken,” he told DNA. Pawar also confirmed that Ganguly had contacted him on the matter. “I’ve told him about the action we’ve taken. We’ve nothing more to say on the matter.” Pawar maintained that he was not aware if Ganguly wanted to take the matter to court. “If he wants to go to the court, that is his choice and prerogative,” the BCCI chief said.
The latest issue flared up when Chappell, in a controversial interview to the British newspaper The Guardian, claimed that Ganguly wanted to cling on to captaincy for financial reasons.
Cross-posted on Desicritics