Kolkata: Bengal's iconic Sourav Ganguly could have never expected this at his home ground. The former India skipper was denied entry into the Eden Gardens by International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti Corruption Unit officer Dharamveer Singh Yadav, prior to the start of the fifth and final India-England ODI in Kolkata on Tuesday.
When two captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Alastair Cook were in the middle for the toss, Ganguly was required inside the ground for his expert comments for the official broadcaster. The Bengal southpaw was seen using the common passage -- just connecting the two dressing rooms -- to enter the ground, but was asked by Yadav to use some other entry as according to ICC rules, only players and team officials were allowed in that region.
According to witnesses, Yadav showed Ganguly the pictures (on the wall) of those who could be allowed in that area and Ganguly's picture didn't figure in that list. "You may be Sourav Ganguly, but I'm sorry I cannot allow you to use this passage as your picture is not there," Yadav was heard telling Ganguly.