‘If you own 80 per cent of the shares…’ – Sourav Ganguly responds to Michael Vaughan’s allegations that the ICC favours India

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Sourav Ganguly and Michael Vaughan


Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly has spoken about Michael Vaughan’s comment on ICC helping India in the T20 World Cup 2024. He said he does not understand why the former England cricketer made comments like organizing games at 8 pm IST doesn’t help. any team wins the tournament

The Indian national cricket team has been in a sensational form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. The Rohit Sharma-led team has played a magnificent brand of cricket in the ongoing tournament and is currently undefeated in the event and has made it to the final.

Team India has been sensational with both bat and ball in the ongoing tournament. Overall, it has been a collective effort by everyone as almost every player has stepped up at some point and helped the team dominate the tournament.

While India was playing a great brand of cricket, former England cricketer Micheal Vaughan made a bold comment. He claimed that ICC is helping India with spin-friendly venues, especially in the World Cup semi-final in Guyana against England, and morning matches.

Sourav Ganguly was asked about Michael Vaughan’s comment and while he called the former England cricketer a dear friend, he justified that he does not understand how broadcasting helps the team win as they are yet to play good cricket. Speaking to reporters, he explained (as quoted by PTI):

“Michael Vaughan is a very dear friend of mine. I don’t know how ICC helps India win cricket matches by keeping the telecast at 8 pm IST in the evening. I don’t know how telecast makes winning cricket matches.

“You still have to play in the middle and win. Secondly, I don’t know why people think Guyana is a place to win when they have been around and won everywhere.”

India is a dominant force in world cricket, in terms of performance, broadcasting and money – Sourav Ganguly

Continuing with Michael Vaughan’s comment, Sourav Ganguly stated that India is a dominant force in world cricket in all aspects. He noted that if a certain party owns 80% of a company’s shares, they expect more dividends. He added:

“Yes, India is a dominant force in world cricket, because of its performance, because of its broadcasting and because of the money it brings in. If you own 80 percent of the shares of a company, you will get more dividends and profits than others “It is the rule of life. In India it is the same.”

India crushed England by 68 runs in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024. With bat in hand, they were sensational as captain Rohit Sharma led from the front and scored 57 runs. After that, Indian bowlers Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel put in a magnificent performance, taking three wickets each and defeating England by 103 runs. They will now face South Africa in the showpiece clash on Saturday (June 29) at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.