Ganguly reveals kidnap threat on daughter

Published: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 18:43 [IST]
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Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who announced his retirement on Tuesday, admitted his family had received a kidnap threat against his daughter Sana.

Ganguly, asked at a press conference if media reports about the threat were true, said: "It is true, but it would be better if we don't discuss it here."

He declined to say when the threat was made, or if his decision to retire from international cricket after the upcoming home series against Australia had anything to do with it.

Ganguly lives with his wife Dona and only daughter Sana, who turns seven on November 3, in Kolkata.

The state government of West Bengal has provided around-the-clock security to Ganguly since 2002 following threats of violence against him by unidentified militants.

Ganguly, like most national team members, is revered in cricket-mad India.

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