Mumbai:Former Chief selector Dilip Vengasarkar on Friday said he would refrain from responding to Sourav Ganguly's outburst against the selectors till the end of the current series against Australia as it could divert the team's focus.
"I won't answer him now as this is not the right time because India are in the middle of a Test series (against Australia) and it might affect the focus of the team," Vengsarkar said.
"But I will definitely answer him after the series is over. He will get more than what he has asked for," he added.
Ganguly hit out at selectors for the way he had been treated and said he decided to retire to save himself the humiliation of being treated as the "sacrificial goat" all the time.
"There is no point playing like this. I am not willing to play at their (selectors') mercy. They will pick you now and then dump you. Why should I be the sacrificial goat all the time? It was difficult to accept," said Ganguly, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.
Vengsarkar also said the BCCI would look into the matter and find out what Ganguly had told the Bengali daily.
"All I had said on Thursday (to a TV channel) is that if he had said anything (on selection), the BCCI will look into it," he said.
The TV Channel in a press release late last night quoted Vengsarkar as saying "Sourav should stay away from making any statements till he is playing as they will create unnecessary controversies."
He also said "that BCCI should take some strict action against this as such statements are needless and can affect the morale and spirit of the whole squad".