Sourav Ganguly

  • 'On the offside, first there is God, then Dada': 20 quotes that prove the cricketing world is overawed by Sourav Ganguly 08-07-2014 12:17 PM

    There was a time when the Indian cricket used to play mild, non aggressive cricket, but all of that changed when the 'Prince of Calcutta' Sourav Ganguly, as Geoffrey Boycott fondly calls him, started leading the team. A competitive cricketer and a born leader who is popularly also known as...
  • Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: 42 not out 08-07-2014 11:51 AM

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly, who turned 42 on Monday, chose to keep his birthday a low-key affair, even as a large number of fans and school children gathered outside his Behala residence since morning to greet the former India captain. In fact, Ganguly returned from Singapore early this morning after attending...
  • World Cup 2014: Sourav Ganguly predicts Germany-Netherlands final 07-07-2014 08:22 PM

    Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is set to fly off to England for commentary assignments, will miss celebrating his birthday with family at home when he turns 42 on Tuesday but Bengal's favourite son promises to be updated with all the football action. "That's the way it is, can't...
  • ISL Kolkata franchise to unveil team on July 7 22-06-2014 12:37 PM

    Kolkata: They were the first team to unveil Atletico de Kolkata among the eight ISL franchises, and now the newest city outfit is all set to announce the name of their marquee player and manager on July 7. The team partners -- Atletico Madrid -- are finalising the deal with...
  • IPL Scandal: Sourav Ganguly joins Mudgal committee investigations 18-06-2014 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday joined the investigations of Supreme Court appointed committee headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukul Mudgal to probe into allegations of betting and spot fixing in the sixth edition of IPL. Ganguly specially flew down here to attend the proceedings as the full...
  • IPL Scandal: Sourav Ganguly joins Justice Mudgal probe panel 08-06-2014 06:47 PM

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday joined the Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee, which is probing the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, as an expert on cricketing affairs. The panel is headed by retd. Justice Mukul Mudgal and includes advocates L. Nageswara Rao, Niloy Dutta and senior IPS officer B.B....
  • We haven't yet discussed about the player in our panel: Mudgal 25-05-2014 07:56 PM

    The Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe panel headed by retd Justice Mukul Mudgal on Sunday met for the first time to discuss the modalities about their further investigation into the spot-fixing and betting scandal related to the sixth edition of Indian Premier League. "There wasn't any discussion about the reputed cricketer...
  • Kohli should focus more on batting than captaincy, says Ganguly 15-05-2014 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Virat Kohli should take it easy while leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore side which in turn would help him focus on his primary duty-- scoring as many runs as possible. Under Kohli's captaincy, RCB have lost six out of the 10...
  • Kolkata's ISL franchise christened Atletico de Kolkata 07-05-2014 06:17 PM

    Kolkata: The Kolkata franchise of the much-anticipated Indian Super League was on Wednesday christened Atletico de Kolkata, taking a cue from their Spanish co-owners and UEFA Champions League finalist Atletico de Madrid. Owner and CEO of the Champions League finalist Miguel Angel Gil Marin along with his city based co-owners...
  • Indian Super League may not be answer to India's soccer woes 05-05-2014 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: A new franchise-based soccer league with celebrity owners will kick-off in India later this year but not everyone is convinced that it will help lift the country out of the lower echelons of the world game. Spanish club Atletico Madrid, former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly as well...
  • ISL: Atletico Madrid boss to unveil Kolkata franchise on May 7 04-05-2014 08:55 AM

    Kolkata: Atletico Madrid team owner and CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin will unveil the Kolkata franchise's name and jersey for the upcoming Indian Super League here on May 7. Only franchise in the eight-team ISL which has a strategic tie-up with top foreign club, the Kolkata team will also be...
  • Sourav Ganguly to watch Champions League final in Lisbon 02-05-2014 10:03 PM

    Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who co-owns the Kolkata franchise in the upcoming ISL franchise tournament, would be in Lisbon to strategise about their team with officials of partners Atletico Madrid on the sidelines of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 24. Talking about their team...
  • IPL 7 is wide open, says Sourav Ganguly 23-04-2014 09:53 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels the seventh Indian Premier League is wide open with the perennial underdogs doing well and the consistent teams faltering for the first time since the T20 tournament began in 2008. "This is the first IPL where all teams are on equal footing, there...
  • I will have to teach Sachin football, says Ganguly 14-04-2014 09:18 PM

    Kolkata: They are rated as the best opening batting combination in the history of one-day cricket. But having served India together for years, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar now find themselves on the opposite sides of the Indian Super League. However, Ganguly on Monday said on a lighter note that...
  • ISL: Kolkata franchise pins hope on Atletico Madrid expertise 14-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Kolkata: Co-owner of Kolkata franchise, Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that Spanish side Atletico Madrid's keen interest in Indian Super League football tournament would be beneficial for the game in the country in long run. Atletico Madrid, on their website, have already announced the name of the Kolkata team as...
  • Can Indian Super League revive the sorry state of Indian football? 14-04-2014 09:34 AM

    Seeking to revolutionise football in the country, organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) unveiled the eight franchises on Sunday, with cricket legends, Bollywood stars and industrialists winning the bids for owning the franchises. The forthcoming two-month tournament marks a latest attempt to popularise football. Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar...
  • ISL opens up new opportunities for Indian soccer: Sourav Ganguly 13-04-2014 10:51 PM

    Kolkata: All keyed up after bagging the Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super League, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Sunday said it was a "positive development" for Indian football and opens up new opportunities for the game in the country. "It's a very positive development for Indian football, though...
  • Indian Super League: Know the eight franchise owners 13-04-2014 08:38 PM

    Mumbai: Two former cricket captains, Bollywood stars and some of the top Indian businessmen Sunday bagged the franchise rights for the eight-city inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament that will be played during September-November. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kochi, Pune and Goa are the eight cities which were...
  • ISL will change Indian football for good, say stakeholders 13-04-2014 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: The 'sleeping giant' of world football has finally woken up with the advent of Indian Super League and organisers, stakeholders associated with the much-anticipated event expressed confidence that this will change Indian football for good. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly win bids for Indian Super League football franchises 13-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League unveiled the eight franchises for the event. The bid winners for the eight franchises of the league, which is scheduled to be held in September-November, were...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly in line for ISL franchises 12-04-2014 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: The names of former cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Salman Khan were doing the rounds as probable owners as the much awaited franchise line-up of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament is all set to be announced on Sunday....
  • Indian Super League: Sourav Ganguly, Atletico Madrid come together 29-03-2014 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: La Liga table toppers Atletico Madrid have bid for the Kolkata franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) along with former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, according to a report in The Times of India. It is also learnt that Atletico Madrid picked up the bid document...
  • Let Sourav Ganguly take over as BCCI president: West Bengal Minister 27-03-2014 04:42 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the 'best person' to take over as the BCCI president following the Supreme Court's observation on the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra said on Thursday. "Let Sourav Ganguly take over the reigns at the...
  • Raina's credentials as T20 batsman unquestionable: Ganguly 25-03-2014 04:22 PM

    Mirpur: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Suresh Raina's ability as a T20 batsman is "unquestionable" and his success in the ongoing World T20 will give him confidence to get ready for "bigger battles" ahead. Raina's sequence of scores, including the two warm-up games, are 41, 54, 35 not...
  • Let former players decide on new roles: Ganguly 15-03-2014 02:40 PM

    Kolkata: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said the expertise of former Indian cricketers can surely be utilised for bringing improvements in the team but was not sure if they will have enough time for the challenging job. Recently, legendary Sunil Gavaskar had said that Rahul Dravid should replace incumbent...
  • Ganguly, SRK in a bidding war for ISL Kolkata franchise; Gavaskar, Rajasthan Royals too eye teams 11-03-2014 05:16 PM

    One of IPL's biggest rivalries off the field is all set to be back in a new avatar. Round two of the Sourav Ganguly versus Shah Rukh Khan could soon be back, though this time in football. Sources have told CNN-IBN that both Ganguly and SRK will be bidding for...
  • Suresh Raina raring to go in World T20 after tips from Ganguly 09-03-2014 08:39 AM

    Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who was dropped from the India XI during the ODIs in New Zealand with just one fifty-plus score in his previous 24 innings and was not picked for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh, is raring to go in the upcoming World Twenty20. He has been taking...
  • MAK Pataudi was India's best captain ever: Sourav Ganguly 05-03-2014 11:55 PM

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the best captain the country ever had. "He batted without a helmet and an eye. For me, he was the best captain ever," Ganguly said. He said that not many players had that quality of character...
  • Sachin Tendulkar was unhappy when asked to bat at No 4 in ODIs 28-02-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was not too happy when he was asked by his then captain Sourav Ganguly to bat at number four in ODIs in 2002-03, according to a book. Ganguly, who captained the recently-retired Tendulkar in 143 of the 341 international matches they played together, recalled...
  • Harbhajan can make a comeback to Team India : Sourav Ganguly 26-02-2014 09:53 AM

    Kolkata: Out of favour he might be right now but former Indian captain former captain Sourav Ganguly feels seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback if the selectors look beyond those favoured by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "I think Bhajji can make a comeback to the national side in...