BCCI President Roger Binny on Friday said he was a not a part of tbe 1983 World Cup winning players, who recently made a big statement on wrestlers protest.

Binny played a key role in India’s first World Cup win in England. “I haven’t issued any statement regarding the wrestlers’ protest,” he told PTI.

“I beleive the authorities are working to solve the issue and we should mix sports with politics,” he added.

Earlier, the members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad came out in support of the decorated athletes and urged them to refrain from taking any wrong decision.

The team was distressed after seeing the manhandling of the wrestlers by Delhi Police.

“We are distressed and disturbed at the visuals of our champion wrestlers being manhandled. We are most concerned that they are thinking of dumping their hard earned medals into river Ganga,” the statement read.

“Those medals were won after years of effort, sacrifice, determination, and grit. We urge them not to take any hasty decision and hope their matter is heard at the earliest. Let the law of the land takes its course,” the statement read further.