SOURAV GANGULY

  • New book on Sourav Ganguly recounts his career, controversies 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled. Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar - a die-hard fan of the "Prince of Kolkata" - the book "Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy" analyses various facets of Ganguly's life...
  • Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly again in the mix of things April 26, 2015

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its working Committee has expressed their desire to appoint legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as advisors on all cricket-related matters. In its working committee meet on Sunday, the BCCI decided to seek the approval of...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet April 26, 2015

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Hopefully World Cup experience will help India: Sourav Ganguly April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the experience garnered from the recently concluded World Cup in Australia should help the Indians become a better side. Ganguly was the skipper when India reached the finals in 2003, but lost to Australia at Johannesburg. "I think they were good...
  • Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly April 21, 2015

    A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon. "It's disappointing, it's sad to see a young boy's life come to an end at the young age of 20....
  • Sourav Ganguly in the right place at the right time April 17, 2015

    India's first cricket captain to win back-to-back series in the West Indies and England, Ajit Wadekar was called lucky. Sourav Ganguly, the other captain who gave the team confidence of winning overseas, is also lucky in a different way. Just as the knowledgeable think that Wadekar was lucky to inherit a...
  • Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach April 17, 2015

    Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media. According to a newspaper report on Thursday, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) insider had revealed that Ganguly has put in an informal word to the...
  • Sourav Ganguly denies speculations that he was offered Team India's coaching job April 16, 2015

    Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday dismissed reports that suggest he has been approached to coach Team India. Ganguly said that this is the first time he has heard that and has not spoken to BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya regarding this issue. "I am hearing this for the first time,"...
  • BCCI mum on Sourav Ganguly as India coach April 16, 2015

    Sourav Ganguly may have reportedly expressed his interest in becoming India's next coach but the BCCI is not ready to divulge any details on the appointment of Duncan Fletcher's replacement. A report in The Indian Express has revealed that Ganguly has already hinted BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya about his interest in...
  • Sourav Ganguly not keen on coaching India: Sources April 16, 2015

    With reports doing the rounds that Sourav Ganguly is gunning for the job of coaching the Indian cricket team, sources close to CNN-IBN reveal that the former Indian captain has denied any such reports. Ganguly made it clear that he wants to focus on cricket administration and is not keen on...
  • Sourav Ganguly may replace Duncan Fletcher as India coach: report April 16, 2015

    Sourav Ganguly, the man under whose captaincy Indian cricket learned how to give it back as hard as you get, could soon be once again seeing calling the shots for Team India - this time as coach. According to a report in The Indian Express, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)...
  • Harbhajan Singh owes success to 'Golden Generation' of Indian cricket April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: World Cup winning offspinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday owed his success to the golden generation of Indian cricketers and said he was lucky to play under the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. "I'm very lucky to have had seniors like them and...
  • Sunil Narine is the man of IPL, says Sourav Ganguly April 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly praised the BCCI for making the Indian Premier League (IPL) a success, and singled out Kolkata Knight Riders star spinner Sunil Narine as "the man" of the IPL. Ganguly observed that the IPL has done "wonders" for Indian cricket. "It's done wonders for Indian cricket. The...
  • Rajeev Shukla appointed Chairman of IPL Governing Council April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Rajeev Shukla was on Monday re-appointed chairman of the powerful IPL Governing Council, ending a month-long suspense over the selection of the top post of the cash-rich league. Former Union minister and Congress leader Shukla was the IPL chairman till 2013 when he resigned from the post in the aftermath...
  • Sourav Ganguly likely to be included in IPL Governing Council April 3, 2015

    According to a report in Indian Express, former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to make his administrative debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as his name is doing the rounds to be the most likely contender to be included in the league's Governing Council. Jagmohan Dalmiya becoming the...
  • ISL: Kaka may turn-up for Atletico de Kolkata, says Sourav Ganguly April 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Keeping alive the speculation about Brazilian football star Kaka's inclusion in the Atletico de Kolkata squad in the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL), team co-owner Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said talks are going on, but nothing has been finalised yet. Kaka is currently playing as an attacking midfielder...
  • BCCI in safe hands with Jagmohan Dalmiya at helm: Sourav Ganguly April 3, 2015

    Kolkata: In the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal the BCCI may have been shrouded by controversy but with Jagmohan Dalmiya back as president the Indian cricket board is in "safe hands", former India captain Sourav Ganguly said today. Dalmiya was unanimously chosen for the BCCI top post to make a...
  • Winning Ranji Trophy on debut best career moment: Sourav Ganguly April 1, 2015

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday rated his debut in the Ranji Trophy winning final moment in 1989-90 as perhaps the best moment in his glittering cricketing career. "At 17-18 years, making a Ranji Trophy debut that too in the final... It was probably the best moment of my life,"...
  • Good to see Shikhar Dhawan playing freely in World Cup: Ganguly March 8, 2015

    Hamilton: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that key to opener Shikhar Dhawan's success in the cricket World Cup is about playing freely which was not happening during the Australia series. "I believe it is about playing freely in the World Cup that can be attributed to Shikhar's success as it...
  • MS Dhoni overtakes Sourav Ganguly's record of most away ODI wins March 6, 2015

    Perth: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday surpassed former skipper Sourav Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain in terms of ODI victories achieved on foreign shores. The four-wicket win over the West Indies in the cricket World Cup here was Dhoni's 59th while Ganguly had 58 victories under his belt. The current...
  • Sourav Ganguly hails Jagmohan Dalmiya's return as BCCI chief March 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday hailed the return of Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president and said the seasoned cricket administrator will fulfil all the expectations. "He knows (things) better than anybody else. He will do all the right things. He will fulfil all the expectations," Ganguly said. There were...
  • Virat Kohli may get close to 50 ODI centuries: Sourav Ganguly February 26, 2015

    Kolkata: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro's 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries,...
  • World Cup: Don't remember any team thrashing South Africa like India did, says Sourav Ganguly February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display. "I don't remember South Africa being outplayed...
  • World Cup 2015: India have lot of match-winners, says Ganguly February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned. "In one-day Internationals, there are a lot of match winners. Rohit...
  • Sourav Ganguly made MCC honorary life member February 16, 2015

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the celebrated cricket club announced on Sunday. Following his Test debut in 1996 the 42-year-old played a combined 424 Test and one day international matches for India, averaging over 40 with the...
  • Indian bowling won't lack bite in WC due to Ishant's absence: Ganguly February 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of senior-most speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury. "One player's absence won't make much of a difference. The rest will also have to...
  • India have a good chance to retain the World Cup: Sourav Ganguly February 5, 2015

    The former India captain, however, said that Team India needs to sort out its injury problems before the mega event. ...
  • India prepared to take on Pakistan in Adelaide, says Sourav Ganguly February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said he was looking forward to following Indian vice captain Virat Kohli, South African skipper AB de Villiers and young Australian Test captain Steve Smith in the World Cup. Ganguly made the comment at a book launch event when asked to name three players he...