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  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • West Indies pullout was unfortunate, says Sourav Ganguly 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday termed the West Indies pull out as unfortunate and unprecedented as the visitors cancelled the ongoing series. Shocked and surprised at WICB's decision to cancel the ongoing tour of India, Ganguly said "I have never seen such a thing in my life, it's...
  • CAB celebrates 150 years of Eden Gardens 4 days ago

    Kolkata: From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani - the chief architects of India's first Test win at Eden -- to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as Cricket Association of Bengal began 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday. While Ganguly singled...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly 5 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • Sachin Tendulkar the centre of attraction in ISL opening October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The presence of biggies from Bollywood, sports and business world notwithstanding, it was Sachin Tendulkar who stole the show at the gala opening ceremony of the Indian Super League. As he walked into the grounds of the Yuva Bharati Krirangan stadium, the legendary cricketer got a standing ovation from the...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • ISL: Don't know when Atletico de Kolkata can break even, says Sourav Ganguly October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) team Atletico de Kolkata co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes that no sport, other than cricket, can guarantee a future in India, leading him to feel that his football venture may never break even. "I don't know when we will break even,...
  • Atletico Madrid officials to watch 8-10 ISL matches October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: A team of Atletico Madrid officials will watch about eight to 10 matches of their ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata to scout talented Indian youngsters for a camp in Spain. An Atletico de Kolkata official on Wednesday said the team would identify about two-three Indian youngsters for the camp which...
  • Don't worry, I will manage both cricket and football: Sourav Ganguly October 8, 2014

    Sourav Ganguly is a busy man these days - a sought after voice as the legendary ex-captain of the Indian cricket team and now also co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) club Atletico de Kolkata, which will see light of the day from October 12. Ganguly joined hands with Spanish...
  • Grand opening ceremony planned for ISL October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: From Amitabh Bachchan to Sachin Tendulkar to Mukesh and Nita Ambani, the who's who of Bollywood, cricket and business world will attend the high profile opening ceremony of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on October 12. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is slated to...
  • Know your ISL team: Atletico de Kolkata October 7, 2014

    Atletico de Kolkata, the franchise from the 'City of Joy' in India was the first born to Indian Super League. The franchise immediately rings a familiar bell to football fans, especially those who follow the Spanish La Liga. The club is co-owned by Atletico de Madrid - the current La...
  • Brave decision to pick Kuldeep Yadav but he'll do well: Sourav Ganguly October 7, 2014

    There may be surprise over the inclusion of chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the ODIs against the visiting West Indies, but the talented spinner has got the backing of none other than Sourav Ganguly who as a captain is remembered for pushing raw talent. Even as Ganguly admitted that inclusion of...
  • Indian Super League trophy unveiled in Mumbai October 5, 2014

    The much awaited Indian Super League trophy was unveiled in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of star players of the respective teams and the founding chairperson Nita Ambani. The inaugural season of the country's premier football league will kick off on October 12th. Eight city-based teams from across the...
  • ISL: Presence of foreign players will raise standards, says Ganguly September 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper and coowner of ISL team Athletico De Kolkata Sourav Ganguly on Monday said the presence of eminent foreign players in the squad would help the local boys to raise their playing standards and of the game too. "We picked a lot of citybred players. Also foreign players...
  • Sourav Ganguly urges fans to support Atletico de Kolkata in ISL September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Showcasing his football skills, Sourav Ganguly struck three goals from the spot as he urged fans to turn up in huge numbers and support the city's newest team Atletico de Kolkata when the ISL kicks off here on October 12. The former India cricket captain might have left football to...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships September 15, 2014

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the wellknown names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • Team India peaking at the right time, can defend WC title: Sourav Ganguly September 6, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India are peaking at the right time and are currently placed very well for the 2015 World Cup, where they will be looking to defend their title. India hadn't won an ODI series of particular importance since their wins against Australia and West Indies...
  • England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly September 1, 2014

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said flawed approach to spin bowling and failure to score runs freely are the main factors that are troubling England in the ODIs. As India close in on a serieswin in the ODIs, Ganguly feels that the "problems of Alastair Cook and Co. are...
  • Indian Super League set for mega launch August 28, 2014

    Teams owned by Sachin, Salman, Sourav Ganguly add the dash of glamour as they launch the Indian Super League run by IMG Reliance and Star India. ...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 31 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • Gavaskar, Ganguly ask selectors to take tough decisions August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 13 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have to...
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • 4th Test: Sourav Ganguly questions Varun Aaron's exclusion August 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester the venue for the fourth Test versus England starting August 7. "Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a...
  • Varun Aaron should get a chance in the 4th Test, says Sourav Ganguly August 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester the venue for the fourth Test versus England starting August 7. "Manchester track is the fastest wicket in England. I think Varun Aaron should get a...
  • Sourav Ganguly elected as CAB joint secretary July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here. Ganguly's advent in a new avatar was welcomed by cricket administrators and the playing...
  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday July 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of jointsecretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74yearold cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • Sourav Ganguly all set to be elected as CAB's next joint secretary July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's muchawaited entry into cricket administration will happen on July 27 when he will be elected Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary in its 83rd Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ganguly will succeed Sujan Mukherjee whose fouryearterm is getting over this month while the rest of the...