Sourav Ganguly, former India skipper, has confirmed that he received death threats through an anonymous letter on January 5. According to a report from PTI, Ganguly said he received an anonymous “threat letter” which warned him not to attend a University programme in West Midnapore district and if he denies it, he would face dire consequences.
However, the Cricket Association of Bengal President didn’t completely rule out attending the Vidyasagar University programme as it is to be jointly organised by the District Sports Association on January 19.“Let’s see,” he said, “nothing has been decided yet but it will be a live show programme and you all will come to know if I go there.”
Ganguly spoke to reporters after a working committee meeting of the CAB called to discuss implementation of Lodha committee’s recommendations.Meanwhile, Ganguly has also confirmed he has already informed the district Superintendent of Police and the Kolkata Police Commissioner about the life threatening letter which was sent to his office address. But the Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (South West Division), Meraj Khalid said he hasn’t yet received any official complaint from Ganguly’s end.PTI reports claim the letter was addressed to his mother Nirupa Ganguly. The letter said:”Your son is hereby warned not to attend the programme. If he dares to come here, you will not see him again,” PTI quoted a source as saying.