Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

Kudos to Sourav Ganguly for agreeing to take charge of Indian cricket board

Our readers have their say on the new BCCI president, World Food Day and drinking water onboard an airplane

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to take charge of the world's richest and more powerful cricket board. AFP
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to take charge of the world's richest and more powerful cricket board. AFP

I write to you in reference to your article Sourav Ganguly set to become India cricket chief, says first-class cricketers his priority (October 14): Ganguly seems to be the type of person who embraces challenges. In 2000, he was appointed captain of an Indian team that was rudderless and deflated by recent failures. It took him just one year to turn its fortunes around, making it one of the world’s best sides, and he did it by inspiring his fellow seniors and ushering in a new generation of talented players. Eleven years after he retired from international cricket, the former batsman is set to become president of the BCCI, the body that runs Indian cricket. He takes up the position at a time when it is struggling with administrative problems and allegations of nepotism. It will be Ganguly’s biggest challenge yet as he takes on the task of reforming what is a massive organisation that is set in its ways and has for long been governed by special interests. So whether he succeeds in his role or not, he should be applauded for his decision to take the job.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

On World Food Day, we should reflect on how fortunate we are

I write to you in reference to your article Ethiopia turns to drones and satellites to improve food security (October 15): tomorrow is World Food Day, which should make us pause and think about this commodity that is absolutely vital to the sustenance of life. There is certainly an alarm to be raised about how much we eat and also the quality of our diets. While there are millions who continue to be deprived of food for various reasons including poverty, we see so many people around us wasting it. So we should all take a moment to reflect on our lives and compare them with those of the underprivileged.

Mathew Litty, Dubai

Passengers can get water for themselves while onboard

I write to you in reference to your article Thirsty passenger who sued Emirates over lack of water loses court case (October 15): passengers can get water themselves from the numerous dispensers onboard with paper cups provided outside each toilet area or at each kitchen station.

Sonja Johnson, Naestved

Updated: October 15, 2019 06:39 PM

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