SOURAV GANGULY

  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? 3 days ago

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to rest...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh 6 days ago

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS Laxman...
  • ISL: Win more important, says Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Ganguly 6 days ago

    Kolkata: His side might have made headlines for the wrong reasons in Goa, but Atletico de Kolkata co-owner and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said the win was more important. Asked to comment on French World Cup winner Robert Pires' shocking claim that ATK coach Antonio Habas punched...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia October 19, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 17, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...