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Kolkata upset over Dada's ouster

Protestors blocked the vehicular traffic in the West Bengal capital, but those stranded were in no mood to complain. Is Sourav Ganguly's exclusion justified?

india Updated: Dec 15, 2005 17:45 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

For the second day on Thursday, Kolkata erupted in protest over the unceremonous sacking of Sourav Ganguly from the Indian Test squad, with the cricketer's fans putting up road blockades, conducting mock hangings and


ceremonies of coach Greg Chappell and selection committee chairman Kiran More.

Around 300 people blocked the Behala Chowrasta crossing on the busy Diamond Harbour Road near Ganguly's residence shouting slogans demanding that the left-hander be recalled to the Indian team.

Vehicular traffic came to a standstill at the intersection during the 15-minute long agitation, but those stranded were in no mood to complain.

"This is needed. We must voice our protest against the injustice done to our boy. There should be more such agitations," said a middle-aged bus passenger.

Police rushed to the spot and removed the protestors.

First Published: Dec 15, 2005 13:50 IST