Congress slams cricket authorities for not inviting Kapil Dev to WC finaltext_fields
New Delhi: Congress on Sunday condemned the cricket authorities for not inviting Kapil Dev, captain of 1983 World Cup Winner Indian cricket for the final cricket world cup match against Australia.
"It is simply unacceptable and extremely petty that Kapil Dev was not invited by the cricket establishment for the World Cup final in Ahmedabad," Congress General Secretary (Communication) Jairam Ramesh wrote on X.
"Like Bedi, Kapil Dev is known to speak his mind, and he did come out openly in support of the agitating women wrestlers a few months back," the Congress leader said.
His remarks came after Kapil Dev stated that he was not invited to the Cricket World Cup final match being played at Ahmedabad.
The former Indian cricket team captain had come out in support of the Women wrestlers protesting at the Jantar Mantar alleging sexual harassment by Wrestling Federation of Indian (WFI) then chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
With inputs from agencies