BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League - IPL 2021 - will go ahead as per schedule. Ganguly’s assurance came after the Maharashtra government, on Sunday, announced stricter lockdown-like measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. The BCCI president confirmed to ANI, "Everything will go on as per schedule."
Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has praised wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his hugely improved showing in the last couple of months. Pant scored a match-winning hundred in the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad. Earlier, he scored an unbeaten 89 as India stunned Australia at the latter’s fortress, the Gabba. Pant, in fact, finished as the third leading run-getter in the India-England Test series, with 270 runs at an average of 54.
It has been a few days since MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the praises haven't stopped coming in. Now, Dhoni's first captain Sourav Ganguly has also come out in praise of the retired wicket-keeper batsman.
Reacting to the BCCI's decision to suspend the Indian Premier League’s title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile maker Vivo, the Indian cricketing body's President Sourav Ganguly termed it a 'blip' and not a 'financial crisis'.
Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday, July 8. Ganguly, who is credited with bringing India back on track following the match-fixing scandal, played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India, amassing 7,213 and 11,363 runs respectively.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has admitted that Sourav Ganguly and coach John Buchanan did not enjoy a cordial relationship during their time with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades
Even as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc in India, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated that every possible angle is being explored to try and see if the tournament can go ahead this year. Ganguly added that the possibility of holding the tournament in front of empty stands is also being considered seriously.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.