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Sourav Ganguly lacked transparency in ticket allocation : Biswarup Dey

By Pooja Soni -

Former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswarup Dey launched a fresh tirade against the former India skipper and current CAB president Sourav Ganguly alleging discrepancy in ticket distribution for the India-England ODI on January 22.


Biswarup took on his bete noire Ganguly in a news conference condemning Ganguly and trustee Board chairman and former BCCI joint secretary Gautam Dasgupta lacking “transparency”.


Former CAB treasurer, who was required out of CAB having completed nine years in administration, alleged that Dasgupta and his team had “unethically” denied him the “allotted quota of complimentary tickets.”


According to PTI, Ganguly said, “He always takes about 200 to 300 tickets from me, so his allegations are baseless. I don’t want to comment further.”


Dey wrote in his letter to Ganguly, “Lodha in his recommendation stated that the distribution of tickets for International/IPL matches should have transparency. In my case, the transparency of distribution of tickets is a question to CAB… I request you to kindly intervene in the matter and resolve the issue.”


“I am very surprised that after rendering services to CAB in different capacities for the past several years, not a single ticket was given to me.”


“He’s well past 70 years and has had nine years in tenure… How come he’s still continuing?” he asked. To this, Dasgupta replied: “It seems he does not know my age.”


Dasgupta clarified, “It was purely president’s call. Ticket distribution was looked after by the President. As per the list given by him, Dey’s name was not mentioned along with two more office bearers.”