‘Shastri wants to open sports academy in Junglemahal’

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri has proposed to set up a sports academy in Junglemahal.

"There is so much potential lying untapped in areas of Junglemahal. Ravi Shastri has told me that he wants to set up a sports academy at Jhargram in West Midnapore district," she said.

"I have asked him go ahead and we will give required assistance," she said while addressing a rally here.

Mamata had met the former India all-rounder during a felicitation on the sidelines of India-Pakistan second ODI at Eden Gardens on January 3.

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