New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been retained by Sahara Pune Warriors for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament. Ganguly, played as a replacement for injured Ashish Nehra in IPL 4.
He had been a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the first three editions of the tournament, and had led the side in 2008 and 2010.
The fifth edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament will be held from April 4 to May 27, 2012 and will have total of 76 matches to be played between nine teams.
Ganguly was included in last year's squad as an injury replacement.
"We are privileged to have a player of Sourav Ganguly's calibre in our squad. He has been one of India's greatest and most inspirational cricketers. We have no doubt that his presence in the team will boost the team's prospects in the IPL, and motivate the boys to excel themselves," Abhijit Sarkar, Director - Pune Warriors, said.
"Ganguly's record speaks for itself. Icons like him only enhance the phenomenon that is the IPL. He has always set high standards for himself, and we can expect some outstanding performances from him in the tournament," Rajeev Shukla said.