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Ask Chappel to apologise or sack him: Minati Sen

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) Controversial cricket Coach Greg Chappel's reported remarks against former Captain Sourav Ganguly had its echo in Parliament today, with Ms Minati Sen (CPI-M) demanding that the Aussie cricketer should be asked to tender an ''unconditional'' public apology or sacked.

The comments made against Ganguly are in ''bad taste and cross all limits of decency and had ill motives to malign'' the image of the most successful Captain, Ms Sen said while raising the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour.

Chappel had made the remarks in an interview to British newspaper, ''The Guardian'', and subsequently carried by Indian newspapers had ''hurt the sentiments'' of cricket fans and affected the ''prestige of Indians'', she said.

Chappel had said Ganguly was clinging to the post of captain for monetary benefits.

The former Aussie Captain should make an ''unconditional apology before the country'', failing which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ''should ask him to go back forthwith'', she said.

The BCCI has already issued a warning to Chappel to desist from making such remarks in future.

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