Disappointed Gambhir says will not be part of KKR felicitations

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Updated: Friday, June 6, 2014, 14:31 [IST]
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Kolkata, June 6: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has expressed his disappointment over the "inconvenience" caused to Kolkatans during the team's felicitation at the Eden Gardens and said he will never be part of such ceremonies in future.

West Bengal government had organised a grand felicitation ceremony in association Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for KKR team on June 2.

Gambhir disappointed with chaos at Eden

KKR won the IPL 7 title defeating Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore on June 1.

On the day of celebrations at the Eden Gardens, many fans could not enter the stadium and were subject to lathi-charge by police.

It was chaos outside the stadium with several people injured and there was a stampede-like situation.

Reacting to this, Gambhir used his official Facebook page to convey his disappointment at the events on that day. His message on Facebook was liked by more than 25,000 people and had 348 shares (at 2.30 PM today).

"I must say I was disappointed by the inconvenience KKR's felicitation ceremony caused to Kolkatans," the KKR captain wrote today.

"As it is cricket fans in India, who are the most important stake-holders, are not treated well. To make matters worse there was lathicharge on innocents. God-willing my KKR team wins many more trophies but as far as I am concerned we're done with such felicitations," he added.

KKR players were honoured by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The cricketers were handed gold rings among other things for winning their second IPL title.


Story first published:  Friday, June 6, 2014, 14:24 [IST]
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