CWG controversies will be over as the game starts: Ganguly

The build up to the Commonwealth Games might be marred in controversies but former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said all the problems would be sorted out once the event starts on October 3.

Talking to reporters at a promotional event near his residence in Behala, the iconic Bengal cricketer said he was nobody to comment on the controversies surrounding the CWG.

Ganguly, who was the star attraction of Queens Baton Relay’s stop-over in Kolkata a few days ago, said: “Commonwealth Games is the pride of our country. I am too far away here and I don’t know exactly what is going around. I just read it in the newspapers.”

“I guess once the actual games - especially the sporting part of it - start, the medals are given, the controversy will be all over. All problems will be sorted out,” an optimistic Ganguly said.

Ganguly will do the commentary along with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 and he said it would be nice to share the commentary box with the Bollywood ‘Shehenshah’.

Commenting about his recent shoot with Big B, he said: “It was nice to shoot with him. I really enjoyed it. He is a very popular person and a true professional.”

“I will be part of the commentary for seven days out of 20. I will really enjoy it.”

Now a free cricketer in Indian Premier League after his three-year contract with Kolkata Knight Riders expired last season, Ganguly said he was unsure about his future in the Twenty20 extravaganza.

“I am not sure of the IPL yet. I don’t exactly know the rules.”

Ganguly was talking to the reporters at the launch of VLCC Gymnasium and Salon at Willow Towers near his residence in Behala Chowrasta.

“I have been a resident of Behala for last 37 years. For long, I felt that this place needed a good gym. Whenever, I needed to work out, I had to go all the way to Eden Gardens, that would take me more than 30 minutes. Now with this, everybody will be benifitted a lot,” he said.

PTI

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