“I would like to clarify…” BCCI President Roger Binny Clarified His Stance On Wrestler Protest

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has been embroiled in a heated controversy surrounding its sidelined chief, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Amidst the ongoing outrage, former Indian cricketers and members of the iconic 1983 World Cup-winning side have come forward to show their solidarity with the wrestlers. However, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Roger Binny, has clarified his position.

On Friday, May 2, the revered members of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team released a joint statement expressing their support for the wrestlers who have been protesting against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The information is a testament to the unity and empathy shared among Indian sports icons across disciplines.

Amidst the public discussion surrounding the joint statement, Roger Binny, a 1983 World Cup-winning team member, and the current BCCI president, clarified that he was not involved in issuing the report. Binny emphasized that sports should not be mixed with politics and highlighted that competent authorities are already working to address the concerns raised by the wrestlers. His comments shed light on the sensitive nature of intertwining sports and political issues.

“Contrary to some media reports, I would like to clarify that I have not issued any statement regarding the current situation of the wrestlers’ protest. I believe that the competent authorities are working on resolving the issue. As a former cricketer, I believe that sports should not be mixed with politics,” the BCCI President clarified to a media outlet.

The 1983 World Cup victory remains a landmark in Indian cricket history, inspiring future cricketers. The decision of the World Cup-winning team to voice their support for the struggling Indian wrestlers underscores the deep sense of camaraderie and solidarity within the Indian sporting fraternity. It demonstrates the recognition of the challenges faced by athletes in different sports and the desire to uplift and empower one another.

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