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Ranji Trophy: Abhimanyu, Shahbaz keep Bengal in hunt but MP firm favourites to reach final | Cricket News – Times of India

ALUR (Karnataka): Skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran's unbeaten 52 after Shahbaz Ahmed's superb all-round show gave Bengal a glimmer of hope even as Madhya Pradesh firmly held the upper hand on the penultimate day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final on Friday. On a difficult fourth day pitch, the India A batter looked flawless and milked the field at ease, slamming six fours in his 104-ball knock as Bengal were precariously placed at 96 for 4, needing another 254 runs to reach the stiff winning target of 350. Madhya Pradesh, on the other hand, need six wickets in pursuit of their first Ranji final after 23 years as the match is headed for a thrilling final day finish on Saturday. Shahbaz Ahmed & captain Abhimanyu Easwaran put up fine performances but Madhya Pradesh limited Bengal to 96/4 befor...
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Don’t think players will only play for the money: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly talks to TOI about the IPL mega deal, the T20 WC, plans for domestic cricket & much more...NEW DELHI: As the Indian cricket board (BCCI) exults post the mega IPL media rights deal, a lot of the attention has shifted to the impact it could have on Indian and international cricket. A day after the windfall, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly spoke to TOI on a range of issues. Excerpts...How do you see this mega deal impacting Indian cricket?This is a big opportunity to further strengthen Indian cricket. This will help the BCCI create even stronger infrastructure. The money needs to go to the grassroots. This also allows the board to raise the player fees across age groups and genders. The priority is to increase the salaries of women cricketers. We have already dou...
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IPL media rights e-auction shows how big the game is in country: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Following the conclusion of the IPL media rights auction 2022, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that the event shows how strong the game is in the country. The TV and digital rights for the 2023-2027 cycle went to Star India and Viacom18 respectively for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches at e-auctions on Tuesday. "The game has never been just about money..it is about talent. The IPL e-auction just showed how strong the game is in our country..the numbers should be the biggest motivation for all the young players to take their ability and Team India to the highest level," Ganguly tweeted. The game has never been just about money..it's about talent .The IPL e auction just showed how strong the game is… https://t.co/vvdYIQ3MIs— Sou...
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ICA welcomes BCCI’s decision to double pension of former cricketers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) on Tuesday expressed their "immense gratitude" towards BCCI for increasing the pension of former Test and first-class cricketers along with retired umpires. BCCI has doubled the pension of former first-class and Test cricketers with those earning Rs 15,000 going up to Rs 30,000 and those with Rs 37,500 being upgraded to Rs 60,000 bracket. Those who received Rs 50,000 from now on will get Rs 70,000. "The announcement by the BCCI yesterday has been very well received by our members, many of whom have benefitted with this move in these days of rising prices and falling interest income, all of which has become a world-wide phenomenon," ICA stated in a media release. I’m pleased to announce an increase in the monthly pension of former cricke...
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India vs South Africa: IPL stars yet to fire for India | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cricket has grown by leap and bounds in the country especially since the advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is ecstatic not only about the phenomenal reach of the IPL but also the amount of money it is generating. Speaking about the cash cow tournament, Sourav, at the India Leadership Council Event last week, said: "I've seen the game evolve, where players like me earned a few hundreds and now have the potential of earning crores. This game is run by the fans, by the people of this country, and by the BCCI, which was formed by cricket fans. This sport is strong and will continue to evolve. The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League. It makes me feel happy and proud that the sport I love has evolved to becom...
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Sourav Ganguly’s teaser tweet: Shouldn’t a BCCI president be ending speculations, rather than fuelling them?

Sourav Ganguly’s Twitter biodata is a disclaimer of sorts. “My official Twitter handle, managed by me and my team,” it says. So, it’s tough to say who should get credit for the tantalisingly vague, pregnant with possibilities, craftily camouflaged viral tweet that surfaced on his timeline the other day. Ganguly’s legions of die-hards would never know that the multi-talented former cricketer, besides being an influential India captain, game show host, face of top brands, commentator, Indian Premier League mentor and BCCI president, can also compose a dream teaser tweet that can make the modern-day marketeers go weak in their knees. The beauty of the tweet wasn’t in what the 90 words said, the admirable trickery was in the hints dropped between the 10 lines of the post. Best of Express Pr...
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Sourav Ganguly has not resigned, clarifies BCCI secretary Jay Shah after president’s cryptic tweet raises speculation | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday issued a cryptic tweet about his "new journey" that raised speculations about his continuation as BCCI President, prompting the cricket board secretary Jay Shah to clarify that he has not resigned from his post. Ganguly in his tweet said he is embarking on a new journey, although without revealing any further details. "2022 marks the 30th year since the start of my journey with cricket in 1992. Since then, cricket has given me a lot. Most importantly, it has given me the support of all of you. I want to thank every single person, who has been part of the journey, supported me, and helped me reach where I am today," he wrote in a brief statement. https://t.co/JrHOVvH3Vi— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 1654084227000"Today, I am pla...
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Sourav Ganguly’s tweet sparks speculation over his future, BCCI says he is still president

BCCI on Wednesday quashed speculation that Saurav Ganguly will be stepping down from his role as board president.  BCCI secretary Jay Shah told news agency ANI that Ganguly is still BCCI president after a cryptic tweet by the former Indian cricket team captain sparked intense speculation over his future. Ganguly, hinting at a new “chapter of his life”, said that he was “planning to start something” to help a lot of people. “Today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life,” tweeted Ganguly. pic.twitter.com/JrHOVvH3ViBest of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium — Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 1, 2022 Moments after he posted this tweet, social media was rife with speculat...
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Sourav Ganguly’s tweet sparks speculation over his future, BCCI says he is still president

BCCI on Wednesday quashed speculation that Sourav Ganguly will step down from his role as board president.  BCCI secretary Jay Shah told news agency ANI that Ganguly is still BCCI president after a cryptic tweet by the former Indian cricket team captain sparked intense speculation over his future. Ganguly, hinting at a new “chapter of his life”, said that he was “planning to start something” to help a lot of people. “Today, I am planning to start something that I feel will probably help a lot of people. I hope you continue your support as I enter this chapter of my life,” tweeted Ganguly. pic.twitter.com/JrHOVvH3ViBest of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium — Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) June 1, 2022 Moments after he posted this tweet, social media was rife with speculation tha...
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Watch: IPL creates Guinness World Record with largest cricket jersey | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Amid the high voltage final clash of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, the tournament created the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cricket jersey. IPL achieved this feat during the summit clash of the 15th edition at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. A 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 to start #TATAIPL 2022 Final Proceedings. 🔝 #GTvRR Presenting the 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱'𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲… https://t.co/ljGyZMTFjz— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653831111000The certificate was presented to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel. Coming to the summit clash, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat against Gujarat Titans. The Titans could have a significant psych...
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Umran Malik will be around for a long time, says Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly while praising Umran Malik on Wednesday said if the pacer stayed fit then he would be around for a long time. Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation Umran has picked 22 wickets in 14 matches for SRH at a strike rate of only 13.57 and an economy rate of 9.03. "His future is in his hands. If he stays fit and bowls at this pace, I'm sure he will be around for a long time," the former Indian skipper said. The BCCI declared an 18-man squad for the five-match home series against South Africa on Sunday. Umran Malik procured his first India call-up. Praising other emerging players, Ganguly said "Many have played well in this IPL. Tilak (Varma) has done well for Mumbai Indians. Rahul (Tripathi) for Sunrisers, Tewatia ...
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Sourav Ganguly not worried about Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli’s form, says ‘matter of time’ 

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s abysmal form in the IPL is not a matter of concern as he will be back among the runs soon, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday. The record five-time IPL winning Mumbai Indians skipper had a woeful season finishing with 268 runs from 14 innings at an average of 19.14 with a modest strike-rake 120.17 as their team finished at the bottom of the standings this season. “Everybody is human. There will be mistakes but Rohit’s record as captain is outstanding. Five IPL titles, Asia Cup winner, he has won whatever he has captained, so his record as captain is outstanding. Mistakes will happen because they are all human,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a promotional event. Before the last match where he scored a fiery fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders, ...
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Motera, not Eden, is my home, says Bengal’s Wriddhiman Saha | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: The hurt and disillusionment was palpable as a disgruntled India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha on Monday called the Motera Stadium his new "home ground", having played all his life at the iconic Eden Gardens. It would not have been easy for the Gujarat Titans glovesman to return to the venue, where he made a dream Ranji debut with a hundred in 2007, but won't play for the state after a run-in with the establishment. Saha is seeking an exit from Bengal domestic cricket after a CAB official questioned his commitment for the state Ranji team. "Here, I'm representing Gujarat so my home ground is Motera Stadium, I believe in that. Since I'm no longer with KKR, the Eden is not my home," Saha said in a virtual media interaction ahead of their IPL Qualifier One clash against Raja...
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As a captain, Ganguly built a team; not sure if Kohli did: Sehwag | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India batsman Virender Sehwag rates Sourav Ganguly's leadership higher than anyone else in Indian cricket. The former India opener said statistically, Virat Kohli as captain may remain among the best, still, he could not build a team as much as Ganguly did. "Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players, and backed them through their highs and lows," Sehwag said on Home of Heroes, Sports18's latest offering. "I doubt if Kohli did that in his tenure." The two-time World Cup winner said during Kohli's captaincy, for 2-3 years, there was a trend to change the team after almost every Test, whether they won or lost". "In my opinion, the no 1 captain is the one who builds a team and gives confidence to his players. He (Kohli) backed some players, some he did not," say...
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View, Review: Buddhadeb, Mamata, Amit Shah – The politics of Sourav Ganguly

On May 6, Sourav Ganguly hosted Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence and grapevine had it that there was more than mishti doi on the dinner menu. A day later, the former India captain and the current BCCI president was sharing the dais with senior TMC minister and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim at the inauguration programme of a private hospital in the city. Ahead of his meeting with Shah, Ganguly told reporters: “Many speculations are rife, but I have known him (Shah) since 2008. While playing, I used to meet him. There’s nothing more than that.” On the sidelines of the hospital inauguration programme, he said: “I am also very close to Firhad Hakim. He has been seeing me since I was in Class I. He has been our family friend. All who approach him get help. I, too, have called him ...
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IPL 2022 final confirmed in Ahmedabad, Women’s T20 Challenge moved to Pune | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The IPL final will be played in Ahmedabad on May 29 while the Women's T20 Challenge exhibition event will be held in Pune from May 23-May 28, the BCCI confirmed on Tuesday. As PTI reported last month, the IPL Qualifier 1 and Eliminator will be held in Kolkata on May 24 and 25 respectively while Qualifier 2 and final will be played in Ahmedabad on May 27 and May 29 in front of a capacity crowd. NEWS 🚨 - BCCI announces schedule and venue details for #TATAIPL Playoffs and Women’s T20 Challenge 2022. More det… https://t.co/A6JnZb4L2W— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1651582194000"Qualifier 1 will be held in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 24th May followed by the Eliminator on 25th May. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host Qualifier 2 and the TATA IPL final on 27th and 29th May r...
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When a Sourav Ganguly prank gave debutant Yuvraj Singh sleepless night | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has revealed how his then skipper Sourav Ganguly spooked him so much by pulling a prank the night before his debut at the 2000 ICC Knockout tournament that he could not sleep the whole night. An 18-year-old Yuvraj dominated the Australian attack led by the likes of Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee as his 80-ball 84, filled with superb drives and flicks, led India to 265/9. The score proved too much for the Australians as they were bowled out for 245, with India winning the ICC Knockout quarterfinal in Nairobi on October 7, 2000. On the night before the clash, Ganguly asked Yuvraj if he would open in the all-important match the next day. "Yeah, if you want me to open, I'll open," Yuvraj told his skipper. But in a conversation on Home of Heroes, Sp...
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Sourav Ganguly meets Mamata Banerjee, seeks alternative land for CAB stadium | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Thursday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and requested her to provide the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) an alternative land to construct a stadium instead of the one given to it. A piece of land was provided to the CAB at Khel Nagari, a proposed sports city project, at Dumurjola in Howrah district, Banerjee said at the state secretariat. “As there is a waterbody in that plot, they will not be able to construct the stadium. He (Sourav) requested me to provide an alternative land somewhere else to the CAB. We will consider it,” she told reporters. To a question, the chief minister said they did not hold any discussion on the Indian Premier League (IPL). “He did not come for any (official) purpose. We two just chatted," she sai...
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Arun Lal to remain Bengal coach: Snehasish Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is not mulling to replace its coaching staff led by former India opener Arun Lal, secretary Snehasish Ganguly said here on Sunday. Under Lal, Bengal made the Ranji Trophy final in 2020 after a long gap of 13 years and in the ongoing season, they made it to the quarterfinals after notching highest point tally of 18 with three wins on the trot. "I have seen in some sections of the media that CAB is in the process of appointing new coaching staff in the coming season," Snehasish said here. "I would like to state categorically here that this news is baseless. These rumours are unnecessary and harmful in the middle of a season when the senior Bengal team is playing good competitive cricket. "The team is playing well. The coaching staff is doing an...
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IPL play-offs and final will be held to full capacity, Lucknow to host Women’s Challengers from May 24-28

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday confirmed that the three-team Women’s challenger will be held in Lucknow from May 24th to 28th after an apex council meeting of the board on Saturday. In another major development, the first play-off and eliminator in Kolkata on May 24 and 26 followed by second play-off and final at Ahmedabad on May 27 and 29 respectively will be held to full capacity. “The Women’s Challenger series will be held between May 24-28 at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium,” BCCI president Ganguly told mediapersons. NEWS 🚨 – BCCI announces venues for home series against South Africa. More details 👇 #INDvSA #TeamIndia https://t.co/suonaC39wR — BCCI (@BCCI) April 23, 2022 “As far as the men’s IPL knock-out stage matches are concerned, it would be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad, ...