Ravi Shastri wants to open a

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Bannerjee had met Ravi Shastri during the second ODI between India and Pakistan on January 3 © AFP

Midnapore (WB): Jan 5, 2013

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri has proposed to set up a sports academy in Jangal Mahal.

“There is so much potential lying untapped in areas of Jangal Mahal. 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.