Members of '83 WC winning team issue statement on wrestlers issue; BCCI chief Binny distances himself from it

Updated: Jun 2 2023 11:33PM

New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) BCCI President Roger Binny on Friday said he was not a signatory to the statement on the wrestlers' protest against WFI chief, hours after members of the 1983 World Cup winning cricket team voiced support for the grapplers.

Binny, who became BCCI chief in October 2022, was part of the Indian cricket team that sealed a historic title triumph in the 1983 World Cup in England. "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," Binny told PTI.

"I believe that the competent authorities are working on to resolve the issue. As a former cricketer, I believe that sports should not be mixed with politics," he added.