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Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly receives death threat

Sourav Ganguly received a letter threatening him with his life on January 5. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Kolkata, West Bengal, India Jan 09, 2017, 03.12 PM (IST)

Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly received a letter threatening him with his life, it emerged on Monday. 

Ganguly confirmed he had received a threat letter on January 5, which was sent to him through post. Sources close to him claim that he received a death threat in the letter forbidding him to travel to Bengal's West Midnapore district for an event or face dire consequences. 

The cricketer was to attend an event at the Vidyasagar University scheduled for January 19. 

The letter, received on January 5, was sent to his office address in West Bengal's capital Kolkata.

Meanwhile, Ganguly has said that he has informed the district superintendent of police and the Kolkata police commissioner about the threat to his life. 

However, the deputy commissioner of Kolkata Police (South West Division), Meraj Khalid alleged that he was yet to receive any official complaint from Ganguly’s end. 

On the other hand, Ganguly is yet to decide whether he will attend the scheduled event on January 19 at West Midnapore district. 

Ganguly is also the president of Cricket Association of Bengal. 

(WION)

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