Ganguly to figure in club tournament

Updated: 19 September 2008 17:53 IST

Failing to make the cut in the Irani Trophy squad, former skipper Sourav Ganguly is missing no chance to strike eluding form.

Kolkata:

Failing to make the cut in the Irani Trophy squad, former skipper Sourav Ganguly is missing no chance to strike eluding form and will be seen in action in the 15th All-India JP Atray tournament, to be played in Chandigarh and Mohali from September 17.

The Kolkatan southpaw will represent LIC Cricket Club in the league-cum-knock out tournament which may also feature cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh.

Practising at Eden Gardens, Ganguly said, "What's the point of sitting. It will give a nice match practice."

Along with Ganguly, Bengal pace bowler Ranadeb Bose will also take part in the meet.

The duo are expected to leave for Chandigarh tomorrow, subject to Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) nod.

Ganguly will play three matches on consecutive days from Friday before returning on Monday.

Left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Kaif, Wasim Jaffar, Gautam Gambhir and Munaf Patel are also expected to figure in their respective squads.

The participating teams are Punjab Cricket Club, BPCL, Mumbai, St Bank of Hyderabad, HPCA Academy, ONGC-Delhi, Assam CA, St Bank of Mysore-Bangalore, Indian Oil Corp-Mumbai, MRF-Chennai, Moody ICL, MPCA XI, CM XI-Haryana, LIC Cricket Club, PCA Colts, RCA XI and India Cements Ltd-Chennai.

The matches will be played at PCA Cricket Stadium at Mohali, Sector-16 Stadium in Chandigarh, DAV School (Chandigarh) and St John's School Cricket Stadium at Barwala.

Topics : Cricket Sourav Ganguly
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