Sourav Ganguly has invited batting great Kumar Sangakkara to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial Lecture ahead of the India-Sri Lanka Test series in November.
Diego Maradona is set to arrive in Kolkata for a two-day trip and will be felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He will also play a charity match with former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly.
The event hosting had come soon after Ganguly had been elevated to the role of president of CAB following the untimely death of Jagmohan Dalmiya in September 2015. Eden Gardens had hosted five matches at last year’s T20 World Cup, including the summit-clash, where West Indies beat England to become champions.
Sourav Ganguly normally prefers riding his BMW, which broke down at Exide crossing. The former India captain was seen getting down from an ordinary yellow taxi outside the premises of the five-star luxury hotel that was delayed by half an hour.
Virat Kohli, who lost the Galle Test in 2015 as captain, has captained in 20 Tests since then and has lost only one. He has won all every series as captain so far but Sourav Ganguly feels that results in South Africa, Australia and England will be yardstick.
The statue is that of a young Sourav Ganguly raising his bat commemorating his first Test century that he scored against Australia in Brisbane in 2003. Ganguly is regarded as one of the most successful India Test captains of all time.
“Zaheer was contacted for 150 days per year,” Ganguly told reporters. A COA member stressed that the CAC is recommendatory and the final decision related to the appointment of coaches and consultants lies with the Supreme Court-appointed committee.
Sourav Ganguly confirmed that Cricket Advisory Committee took a unanimous decision to pick Ravi Shastri as the Indian team head coach. Apart from selecting Shastri, the CAC also recommended Zaheer Khan as a bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for overseas Tests.
The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar on Monday postponed the announcement of India’s head coach. They wanted more time and a discussion with Virat Kohli.
Sourav Ganguly, member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, said that they need more time, and discussion with Virat Kohli, before announcing the next coach of the Indian cricket team. The CAC interviewed five candidates on Monday.
The Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, have delayed the coach’s announcement as they need more time to decide the candidate. Ganguly said they want to have a word with Virat Kohli so that everyone is on the same page.
Sourav Ganguly, who celebrated his 45th birthday on Sunday, received a wish from the former president of BCCI Anurag Thakuar and then replied to him expressing his need in Indian cricket.
After playing together for more than eight years and now seen in the commentary box together, Virender Sehwag will be facing his captain in the interview for the post of Head Coach of Team India on July 10. Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday.
Sourav Ganguly, who returned from a trip from England and Denmark and was celebrating his 45th birthday on Saturday, had a busy day in Mumbai but his fans awaited patiently outside his Behala Chowrasta residence till his return
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 45 on Saturday. Ganguly has been one of the most successful captains for India and is known for his leadership qualities. The left-handed batsman made his first Test appearance for India in 1996 against England at Lord’s and scored a brilliant hundred during the course.