Indian Premier League 2011 January 31, 2011

Ganguly could get IPL lifeline

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Sourav Ganguly might find himself back on the field for the 2011 IPL after all, even though he failed to attract any bids from franchises during the auction on January 8 and 9. ESPNcricinfo has learnt that the BCCI has sent a letter to the franchises asking if they have any objections to teams signing Indian players who were unsold in the auction. The letter specifically mentions Ganguly as one of the players the franchises are interested in, along with Wasim Jaffer and VRV Singh, who were the other two Indian players that weren't bought. IPL rules presently do not permit unsold players to be signed after the auction.

The Kochi franchise is reported to have shown interest in signing Ganguly, and had apparently contacted the BCCI, leading to the sending of the letter. However, Mehul Shah, one of the co-owners of the franchise, told ESPNcricinfo that was not the case and they had not asked the board for permission to sign Ganguly.

The franchises have until February 3 to respond to the letter, with the BCCI expected to decide on the matter during the IPL governing council meeting on February 4. "There are two conditions to the proposal," a franchise official said. Teams will have to pay the minimum base price set for the player in the auction and the cost of the player will come out of the team's salary cap.

Ganguly had raised eyebrows when he doubled his base price to $400,000 just before the auction, and officials from a number of franchises were sceptical that he would find any takers. At the time Ganguly expressed incredulity at finding no buyers. "I don't know what happened," he said. "It's up to the teams to decide on the players but I didn't expect to go unsold. It's hard to believe that I don't figure among the 100-odd cricketers."

Subsequently, Ganguly's original franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, said that it would be open to having him on board in some capacity.

Tariq Engineer is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo

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  • on February 3, 2011, 10:48 GMT

    KOCHI SHOULD TRY TO GET GANGULY TO STRENGTH THE BATTING. AND THE OWNERS WILL BENEFIT AND WILL BE A GOOD BUSINESS BY TAKING GANGULY WITH THEM. SO THAT KOCHI VS KOLKATA WILL BE AMAZING TO WATCH AND WILL GET THE BIG CROWD. GO GET HIM KOCHI

  • squarepeg on February 3, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Not saying who is a better batsman, Dravid or Ganguly. Compare the two's stats over the 3 IPLs- one scored 1031 runs at a strike rate of 111; the other scored 898 runs @ strike rate of 123. The second one is Dravid!!! Naturally, opener gets more balls to play and Ganguly has the better average, though the difference in the IPL08 and IPL09, was minimal. And still Dravid is generally considered to be unfit for the shorter versions... Am not even comparing either with Sachin.

  • on February 2, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    Dada is great. He is shorter than Sachin while counts scored runs but this man who brought most spectacular victories for Team India and a tremendous come back for Team India while they faced match fixing saga in 2000. Dada will grace Team Kochi. Come on Dada come on... we are waiting for you!!!!!!!

  • on February 2, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    i lve dada................for last time i would love 2 see him on field

  • squarepeg on February 2, 2011, 3:09 GMT

    Even if injustice had been done to Ganguly, it would have been honorable to retire gracefully and not keep trying various ways to get back in for some more money. All I have to say to "Dada" is -Announce you are quitting playing competitive cricket in all forms, overcome your sense of loss, and be magnanimous by saying you would root for your homeland teams likeIndia, Bengal, East Zone and KKR. It is great when people want you; clamouring for attention is for non-achievers, not suited for a man of your reputation and achievement.

  • on February 1, 2011, 23:43 GMT

    it would be awesome if chennai takes dada as they need an opener ,but idont know if that could happen

  • cena7171 on February 1, 2011, 21:26 GMT

    dada. ......... should play in ipl 4 from any franchise other than kolkata ............... if this happens ........ then shahrukh will know whats the cost of not taking dada in his squad because when ever that team plays against kolkata in kolkata the maximum crowd will be cheering the prince of kolkata sourav ganguly and i am sure if ganguly is picked up by any franchise he will be worth his cost .......... he is a faar better t20 player than what dravid is.......... dada if there in ipl4 will rock

  • on February 1, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    i think ganguly must be play IPL4,, its very bad new 4 all supporter......

  • on February 1, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Nothing wrong with him. he can bat well.. he was the man in test cricket who attacks the bowlers in 4th or 5th days innings. he is the most powerful SIX hitter. why people are not blaming sachin, dravid, ponting etc. comparitively Ganguly and Sachin are the best. So whats wrong with Ganguly???? Check the last seasons matches and find out how he punished the bowlers..

  • XIMONA on February 1, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    All the oldies r leading the IPL teams , warne , sachin , gilly , kumble , SO WHY R WE BIASED FOR GANGULY. he also has lots of cricket left in him & he is a geniun match winner

  • on February 3, 2011, 10:48 GMT

    KOCHI SHOULD TRY TO GET GANGULY TO STRENGTH THE BATTING. AND THE OWNERS WILL BENEFIT AND WILL BE A GOOD BUSINESS BY TAKING GANGULY WITH THEM. SO THAT KOCHI VS KOLKATA WILL BE AMAZING TO WATCH AND WILL GET THE BIG CROWD. GO GET HIM KOCHI

  • squarepeg on February 3, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Not saying who is a better batsman, Dravid or Ganguly. Compare the two's stats over the 3 IPLs- one scored 1031 runs at a strike rate of 111; the other scored 898 runs @ strike rate of 123. The second one is Dravid!!! Naturally, opener gets more balls to play and Ganguly has the better average, though the difference in the IPL08 and IPL09, was minimal. And still Dravid is generally considered to be unfit for the shorter versions... Am not even comparing either with Sachin.

  • on February 2, 2011, 12:34 GMT

    Dada is great. He is shorter than Sachin while counts scored runs but this man who brought most spectacular victories for Team India and a tremendous come back for Team India while they faced match fixing saga in 2000. Dada will grace Team Kochi. Come on Dada come on... we are waiting for you!!!!!!!

  • on February 2, 2011, 9:58 GMT

    i lve dada................for last time i would love 2 see him on field

  • squarepeg on February 2, 2011, 3:09 GMT

    Even if injustice had been done to Ganguly, it would have been honorable to retire gracefully and not keep trying various ways to get back in for some more money. All I have to say to "Dada" is -Announce you are quitting playing competitive cricket in all forms, overcome your sense of loss, and be magnanimous by saying you would root for your homeland teams likeIndia, Bengal, East Zone and KKR. It is great when people want you; clamouring for attention is for non-achievers, not suited for a man of your reputation and achievement.

  • on February 1, 2011, 23:43 GMT

    it would be awesome if chennai takes dada as they need an opener ,but idont know if that could happen

  • cena7171 on February 1, 2011, 21:26 GMT

    dada. ......... should play in ipl 4 from any franchise other than kolkata ............... if this happens ........ then shahrukh will know whats the cost of not taking dada in his squad because when ever that team plays against kolkata in kolkata the maximum crowd will be cheering the prince of kolkata sourav ganguly and i am sure if ganguly is picked up by any franchise he will be worth his cost .......... he is a faar better t20 player than what dravid is.......... dada if there in ipl4 will rock

  • on February 1, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    i think ganguly must be play IPL4,, its very bad new 4 all supporter......

  • on February 1, 2011, 14:35 GMT

    Nothing wrong with him. he can bat well.. he was the man in test cricket who attacks the bowlers in 4th or 5th days innings. he is the most powerful SIX hitter. why people are not blaming sachin, dravid, ponting etc. comparitively Ganguly and Sachin are the best. So whats wrong with Ganguly???? Check the last seasons matches and find out how he punished the bowlers..

  • XIMONA on February 1, 2011, 8:06 GMT

    All the oldies r leading the IPL teams , warne , sachin , gilly , kumble , SO WHY R WE BIASED FOR GANGULY. he also has lots of cricket left in him & he is a geniun match winner

  • Yogesh_D on February 1, 2011, 7:06 GMT

    Ganguly is definatly a good batsman, but hard to handle.Nobody want to buy headache for $400000 although it come with some good batting, avg balling and bad fielding. "Give respect get respect" ... I think exactly reverse is happening with him.

  • on February 1, 2011, 6:15 GMT

    I strongly feels that Ganguly would be a great asset as a coaching staff for Kochi. Being an experienced player he can do better for our team, not as a player as a batting or performance coach. In 20-20 cricket we need more young blood to prove themselves & contribute more for our team. Best of luck IPL kochi team

  • grg525 on February 1, 2011, 5:54 GMT

    Similar situation to Clarke in Australia, massive egos prevent them from seeing themselves as other do.........good players, no question, but not the all time great (and indispensable) players they see themselves as......

  • CricRocx on February 1, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    its time he retired from cricket..But given his presence at Ranji and his decision to continue competetive cricket-IPL with Kochi is not a bad idea especially if he can give them the bating stability around which their overseas players can build.Lucky fishing for Kochi.. Dada you have got to prove yourself again and show KKR what a winning combination is. Build up and gel the Kochi guys together, U can elicit the best from the players as u always have.Rock on..

  • on February 1, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    @luong singh

    Your comment was "i still remember how his selfish batting in 2007 wc costs india matches against sri lanka and bangladesh...."

    How memories can betray any person - the above comment shows that.

    Against Bangladesh, the top order failed to score double figures (except Yuvraj) with scores like 2 off 12, 9 off 17, 7 off 26, 14 off 28. Did the "selfishness" crept in their batting too?

    Against SL, he scored only 7, and India was shot out in 43 overs. How did the "selfishness" affect such a pathetic result?

    It is only whims of the great coach Greg Chappell that produced such result in WC 2007 which is now portrayed as due to "selfishness" of Ganguly.

  • ponnu_KKR on February 1, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    Nothing wrong with him. he can bat well.. he was the man in test cricket who attacks the bowlers in 4th or 5th days innings. he is the most powerful SIX hitter. why people are not blaming sachin, dravid, ponting etc. comparitively Ganguly and Sachin are the best. So whats wrong with Ganguly???? Check the last seasons matches and find out how he punished the bowlers..

  • on February 1, 2011, 3:37 GMT

    Dada knows what cricket is, he himself as a captain dropped various players for want of form, so he will not complain or pass rumors or ask his fans to revolt, he is a matured cricketer. I still like to see Dada in the IPL line up for some team (he will surely to be picked if he lowers his base price), the price is the factor here and not the availability or form. Will he lower his base price.........

  • clubpenguin on February 1, 2011, 3:24 GMT

    I don't think he should get picked by kochi!! Kochi you guys rock! :)

  • on February 1, 2011, 3:15 GMT

    Would be very happy to have DADA in Kochi team !!! It needs him as well ; if you look at the lineup....they have currently....

  • squarepeg on February 1, 2011, 2:55 GMT

    Ganguly was a great one-day player but he could not make it in T20 format. To blame his team players for this is wrong, after all he was part of KKR initial auction group and must share the responsibility for making the team lop-sided with foreign players, lacking Indian all-rounders and batsmen . But to claim Hodge or Agarkar are not made for T20 is crazy. Ganguly's performance in IPL 2008 was average; in IPL 2010, he scored lots of runs, but if one takes out 3 matches, his strike rate was so poor that it affected latter batsmen's confidence. He should introspect whether his refusal to play all the available first class cricket like Ranji, Duleep etc.really was the right decision. However, if players like Jadeja etc get twice the sum Ganguly set for himself, it is unthinkable that he didn't get picked by even one team. I wish him well and gets another shot at IPL and prove me wrong with good average at a strike rate over 125

  • loung_singh on February 1, 2011, 2:42 GMT

    ganguly is an iconic figure in indian cricket..but he shud ve honestly retired in 2006..i dnt knw why people dnt understand that evrything must come 2 end...he cant bat properly,cnt field...he was a liability why wud any1 be interested in him? i still remember how his selfish batting in 2007 wc costs india matches against sri lanka and bangladesh....

  • on February 1, 2011, 0:24 GMT

    It could be just a rumour. Remember IPL contract now signed will be for two years. The IPL team that would take ganguly in would have to put up with him for next two years and shell out $ 4,00,000... and what would that team earn? Pityness! Kochi franchisers are that blind..

  • on January 31, 2011, 23:54 GMT

    Yes his play has been scratchy sometimes. Yours would be too if your team was as regularly in the doldrums as KKR was.

    And yes he has not been playing too much cricket. However he was part of the Ranji team this year so he has been playing competitive cricket. Same as someone like Uthappa.

    I am not even going to get into the 'he has so much experience and brings leadership vs the he is just so bloody old' debate.

    My point is that he has been a moderately good player in a shockingly poor team. So please end the he-is-useless/past-it comments. It just shows you in poor light.

  • on January 31, 2011, 23:42 GMT

    I have had it with all the inane nonsense being written about Ganguly. It is bleedingly obvious that most people who comment here with their 'expert' opinions are ones who read media nonsense while hardly ever watching the player in question play at all.

    For all you awesome pundits out there. Some Facts.

    2008

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ipl/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=3519;type=tournament

    Ganguly is the 13th highest run scorer. He has the highest run aggregate for KKR

    2009

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ipl2009/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=4801;type=tournament

    Ganguly has the 33rd highest aggregate in all and 3rd highest for KKR.

    2010

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ipl2010/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=5319;type=tournament

    Ganguly has the 4th highest aggregate in the IPL and needless to say tops the charts for KKR as well.

  • kaushiq on January 31, 2011, 23:27 GMT

    Ganguly is a good player but i dont like his attitude...like many players around the world he is proud but unlike many he shows it.....ganguly fans cant accept it tht he remained unsold but u guys have to accept it...at certain point everyone have to stop just a question to all the ganguly fans....wont it be a little insulting for ganguly to get back in the ipl through the back door after no team, specially his own club should no interest in him at the auction in front of millions of live audience?

  • amitksingh on January 31, 2011, 22:24 GMT

    Ganguly da should get settled now. Dada please take some rest n enjoy life. u have already done huge for cricket . i could remember how we spent hours to see u on TV opening with Sachin n that was the joy i think none can feel now a days.

  • passionate_cricket_follower on January 31, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    @ Rajeel : This is called pure telepathy! :)

  • on January 31, 2011, 21:45 GMT

    I'm utterly surprised at cricket knowledge of some of the folks here giving funny examples of "If dada, why not Kapil" -- this is funny...in that case same logic should hold good for Laxman,Sachin,Dravid too as all of them are of the same age..!! but some people have problem ONLY with Ganguly...this is so true that we Indians don't know how to respect our true hero. we're talking of a player who was 3rd highest scorer of last IPL after the league stage,became MoM 7 times in IPL,scored more than 1000 runs in IPL...and he could never take the risk because of the worst team he has had(chopra,pujara,bangar,agarkar,hodge,owasis shah,saha,tiwari -- not a single match winner) and that effected his strike rate..!!

  • on January 31, 2011, 21:43 GMT

    Time to move on with the likes of Ganguly. Yeah he was the 4th highest averaging batsman or whatever stat is being spread. But T20 is a game of strike rates not averages. Period. Averages only count if your a great player, a Tendulkar or Kallis etc not Ganguly. Kudos to KKR management for moving on despite knowing that half of there fan base exists because of him, KKR have not made the finals of all 3 IPL's and remain the only original side to have not done so, the fact is all 3 results are in some part due to Mr. Ganguly with performances on AND off the field. Remember it wasn't just KKR that didn't want him, what happened to the 9 other sides?

  • passionate_cricket_follower on January 31, 2011, 20:29 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster: then would you pick Kapil Dev in your team for IPL 4 - The man SINGLY responsible to bring India its maiden and only world cup? Come on friend, all good things must end!

  • on January 31, 2011, 20:21 GMT

    If somebody ( teams) again not picked him in auction, then it will be the biggest shame for him for ever, as no teams ever confirmed you to pick him in their team. So I personally suggests, please, do not go for that again. Do not give chance to others to do that. Stay away from IPL Auction. I am not a fan of you, but saying this just because of the respect to you DADA. Please think of it.

  • on January 31, 2011, 20:10 GMT

    Dada is great,and surely is responsible for the Indian team's current standing,back in days when Ausies were the best, he was the only one to challange them and then beat them.he was the one who was hit hard by shoaib akhtar came back and batted even better.I am a Pakistani but truly Love Dada's spirits. but Dada should realize IPL is not about cricket, it is a business.

  • Rajeel on January 31, 2011, 20:05 GMT

    @ cpt.meanster Kapil Dev won the world cup for India, I am sure if he gets to the auction for $400000 as a PLAYER, no one will bid for him. Don't dwell too much in past, Ganguly's performance in IPL is nothing but terrible, often he played winnings of less than 100 strike rate, if we stays long enough on the crease he can make best of the teams to lose.

  • on January 31, 2011, 19:52 GMT

    i find it hard to believe how many people actually want ganguly back!! How can anyone want him in there team with the poor run kkr has had, he has not scored a single innings that shows he's still got the timing/power he once had (6 years ago) !! it is time for dada fans to wake up and digest the stats!! Retirement is well overdue!!

  • CSreekumar on January 31, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    Dada to kochi? what the hell...!!! When Kochi play against KKR @ kolkatha, will fans support DADA or KKR?

  • on January 31, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    yaaa Ganguly should be picked in the frst auction itself.It should not deserved to one of the great heroes of indian cricket..this example clearly shows us that"cricket is a mere business than a game".I think Ganguly should prove all the ipl franchises if he gets selected.."prince of kolkatta" and "dada" has done in the past.

  • Cpt.Meanster on January 31, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    First of all shame on the entire IPL organization for not picking a player of Ganguly's caliber - the man SINGLY responsible for the resurrection and rise of Indian cricket beyond Indian borders. I hope he doesn't get picked out of sympathy. He deserves better than this. Is this what happens to real heroes in our country ? c'mon IPL behave yourselves !

  • on January 31, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Ganguly is a class act. Apart from his stylish offside play, he could be a handy part-timer with the ball as well. But I assume its his general off-field attitude and huge ego that ensured he went unsold. I don't think KKR would be too keen on him, but he'll be an asset to any other franchise looking for a good Indian top order bat. Plus, I reckon he'll go all-out to make a statement to KKR and the world which can only be a bonus for the team that signs him.

  • on January 31, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    Non inclusion of Saurav Ganguly ,Brian Lara and Jayasurya was atrocious.At least Kolkata Night riders and other teams should have told these greats that they would not be picked and could have avoided this embarrassing situation. What the Kolkota Night riders did to Ganguly cannot be justified-it was something beyond cricket.We should not have done this to the greatest Indian captain who was the instrumental in shaping the present Indian Team.When ganguly was in the team, there were som many pundits who were asking for his head but have they found a replacement yet? What will happen to Indian Test Team when the other 3 members of fabulous 4, Sachin,Dravid,and Laxman retires? we will be in the same situation as that of West Indies

  • on January 31, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    some good news for cricket lovers after the Eden shock..!!

  • Harsha_Reddy on January 31, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    Dont see a point in this letter from IPL governing ..Makes more sense if change be made by not sticking to the base price of player but to be bought like any other indian domestic player...that way chanes are high...The only hope these players have now to play is some team really short of indian talent and high on money will go for unsold people from auction..I doubt many franchises at this point can afford 400k for dada when the pockets are already empty .Just a thot not to say anything about dada and his capabilities

  • on January 31, 2011, 17:11 GMT

    What ever it may be.. where ever DADA goes controversy follows him coz of his attitude. He just needs to change it.. thats all.

    KKR had all sorts of issues in there 3yrs of IPL having ganguly as the key point of the controversy. Again SRK also falls in the same boat of Ganguly. where ever SRK is there controversy do follows him..

    So its better they work different, which means its better for Ganguly to play from some other franchisees :)

  • on January 31, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    I really think Ganguy should announce the retirement specially aftr the treatment he got in the auction.

  • on January 31, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    I seriously think that gangualy is better off iin some other capacity as he might be good for one season but from the next he might pretty well become a burden for the owner who buys him. frankly he is becoming old and he has to start knowing his ropes :)

  • on January 31, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Good news for Gangy fans..

  • prjnua6 on January 31, 2011, 16:33 GMT

    dada is the best any1 cld buy for such a bargain..must be taken into one of the franchises..I am not sure y everyother team is doing the same thing as KKR dumping ganguly on side..Is it something more going than we could see? I think dada is doing 2 much dadagiri and SRK wants to do dadagiri as well, so both can't stand each other...IF u accept dadagiri, u win...so take dada anyteam..1 thing i don't understand is dada kyun pada? I think 2 much potatos man..Dada sld do more exercise when he is free..

  • on January 31, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    Listen to my Words Deccan Chargers Take DADA , then our Deccan Chargers will be the strongest team. Because DC Don't have Indian Batsmen Strong line up..please...........

  • Naga_Suj on January 31, 2011, 15:55 GMT

    Dada - the mass.. he will rock...

  • on January 31, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    Dada has always shown himself to be the best fighter in Indian cricket. I'm sure IPL4 would witness why he is our DADA.

  • prjnua6 on January 31, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    if dada play, man i will be watching IPL for sure..love him..and i m sure, he will prove his worth if he is included..plz kotchi sign his up..

  • on January 31, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    tell me gilly & warne was out of long time from cricket. then symonds is also not playing last season KFC big bash, he was also retired. If all frenchiese thinking ganguly not playing next 3 season, how about warne & gilly & symonds. IPL was dominated by australians. may be next time, IPL will change to APL (Australia premier leaugue. How was australian dominating in india. Then some of teams have australian coach or captain. Then how come ganguly select for IPL. It is not shame for ganguly, shame for total 100 crore indians. Lot of 20/20 tournament was going all around world, anybody see other than home players leading the team

  • on January 31, 2011, 14:54 GMT

    Dada must retire from all kind of cricket inspite seeing himself being humiliated again as his later part of his International carrear.His Royal Bengal Tiger status must not overshadow by this unwanted issues.we all know how his image has been tarnished during 2005 with spat fro then Indian coach Greg Chappel.He must look after commentatoring job or Cricket administration job to prolong his cricket careae just as ravi shastri and Sunil Gavaskar

  • rjrenju on January 31, 2011, 14:46 GMT

    hey.. i think ganguly is a better personality than Dhoni.. Remember dhoni is playing with his power now. Robin uthappa proved a powerful hitter in IPL 3. Then also he was not picked up for T20 world cup that followed immediately. Ganguly had raised many players including Sehway, Irfan pathan, parthiv patel, agarkar, and even dhoni by giving them chances as first down and opening. Remember irfan had a test century as an openor. I dont know y he is not taking irfan as an alrounder, it would have been a huge boost for world cup. Dhoni dropped sehwag for T20 world cup in the name of injury and in the press meeting just before the start of the world cup, he told to press "I am happy bcoz nobody is injured this time". How can he say that when sehwag is missing. I will not be surprised if dhoni drop sehwag for this world cup and put murali vijay, his chennai team mate in.. How come he didnt opt yusuf pathan for the first 2 ODIs against SA?? Ganguly is a better captian and personality..

  • on January 31, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    The Comeback King.....! Beware KKR! Make sure that dada doesnt get to play in IPL 4 else he will prove everyone wrong again....... One good thing coming out of dada's exclusion 4m kkr is dat dey hv pushed him to the wall again.......... and he is best when he is made to earn his place back...... What else....... I can see kochi lift d trophy if dada does play 4 dem....

  • manoftheseries on January 31, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    Dada - WIP - Watch IPL in Peace.

  • ayamees on January 31, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    i want to see gangualy in kochi team as kochi doesn't have any domestic batting talent. this would also help the kerala local flavours to feel the heat on international players

  • Q72941 on January 31, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Although I have been a bog fan of GANG & still is but all Fans have to understand the nature of the Franchise based games. It is not about the player but about business moves & decisions. Dada has to understand that too, if he himself spend multi-million dollars in a biz, he would also make decision like these weather people like it or not.

  • on January 31, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    Those who criticizing Ganguly's batting and fielding skills, please see the highlights of last season KKR matches before commenting. He is the 4th Highest run getter in season 3, far better than the YOUTHS. Some criticizing his strike rate is low, then look the strike rate of Second highest run getter Kallis. Also Sachin, Raina and Mithun Manhas are only Indian players, who have better average than him from the list of players who scored more than 115runs in the last season. Also watch the catches Ganguly had taken before saying he is not fit.

  • on January 31, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Kochi wont sign dada. They are full with their quota.

  • Formanite_bunty on January 31, 2011, 14:05 GMT

    The team which will take Dada will also get the highest fan following.

  • Jeehadneelo on January 31, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    Dada is all time great if he will get any team he will prove another time

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    I would repeat him and wonder,"It's hard to believe that I don't figure among the 100-odd cricketers"!

  • wakajawaka on January 31, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    @analyseabhishek: lol ... sad but true Totally agree with analyseabhishek and also with PETTAIPISTA. Ganguly WAS definitely one of teh greats. Cricket has moved on - so shoudl he .... and gracefully. I am from Kolkata and do not understand all this craziness from the bongs and kolkata-ites in general. He will not bring much to the game (cricketing wise). He will always be a disciplinary issue (much 2 strong character/ego). His fielding is pothetic ... and running between the wickets ... well the less said the better. He should just bow out and keep his head up as one of India's greatest players. Would b a shame 2 see him go as someone who had no option ....

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:42 GMT

    DADA should toil hard to come back and play for any team (may be PUNJAB) only to prove himself, his might, strength and smartness, regardless of being ignored by celebrities or other officials.

    COMMON DADA BE POSITIVE BE OPTIMIST ACCEPT IT AS A CHALLENGE JUST PROVE URSELF ONCE AGAIN . AS U DESERVE IT.

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    hail dada. we love you!!!

  • Formanite_bunty on January 31, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Dada should be there in any ipl team. When players like Jadeja can get sold on a huge price then why not Dada. N dada does'nt has to prove anything. Everyone is well aware of his abilities n capabilities.

  • muru2305 on January 31, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    He is great cricketer...should play IPL... I think Kochi sure pick up ganguly... its very boost up for kochi team... dont forget his oneday records and great captaincy... so all the best ganguly.. our dada... all the IPL kochi team.....dont miss pick up ganguly...

  • pramosaini on January 31, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    If Anybody can recollect Dada was the most successfull player from KKR for all three seasons. He was amoung the top run getters for KKR. It was the team which let him down in the overall result KKR have. Even He took some brilliant reflex action catches in the last IPL season with excellent fieldings. One cannot just ignore him like this. He was, is and will be always a great player to watch for in the game of cricket.

  • givemefood on January 31, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Thanks Kochi Franchise for ruining it for all the Keralite fans.

  • Indian_Rules on January 31, 2011, 13:13 GMT

    nice.. will be nice to see dada back in action.. and by the way champions alwasy responds to criticism, i hope dada plays his best and show others how talented he is

  • passionate_cricket_follower on January 31, 2011, 13:13 GMT

    if kkr signs ganguly, its entirely out of fans pressure. this man doesn't have any more cricket left. he'll just lose kkr most of the matches. to all Bengali: please try to groom up another player as other states and regions to. stop blabbering on only one player for the last 15 years! also its a shame that Eden Gardens in the only stadium not ready for WC!

    P.S: I'm also a Bengali!

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:09 GMT

    Nobody will buy them now...

  • VISHNU1990 on January 31, 2011, 13:06 GMT

    i want MUMBAI INDIANS to go for GANGULY...if it happens, it wl be the most spectacular moment in HISTORY OF IPL and cricket aftr several yrs....the opening of SACHIN-GANGULY combo......but this has a very little chance since MI has only a few money in its auction purse and they wont clash dada with the master

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    @analyseabhishek ... der's a diff bet an indian player and a foreign player (can only be 4 in the playing XI), which makes the choice very crutial ... Also, here we are talking abt Sourav Gangully and on the Indian pitches, he can deffo be worth for Kochi who doesn't have a single capped Indian player in the squad ...

  • on January 31, 2011, 13:01 GMT

    For those who keep harping on the "slow run rate" issue, could you kindly quote in context, instead of generalizing. 1) Ganguly has been the 4th highest run getter; 2) has hit more fours and sixes than Sachin, Sehwag, Dhoni, Yuvi, Kohli, R Sharma; 3) Has hit almost double the no. of 4s that Saurabh Tiwary, Gayle, Y Pathan, Warner, Gambhir and Utthappa have hit! He has won at least 3 matches single handedly. Also, dont forget at some situations, he had to hold fort as Gayle was going ballistic at the other end!

  • on January 31, 2011, 12:59 GMT

    @All- comparing Ganguly to Dravid and Laxman is unfair...BOTH Dravid and Laxman are ACTIVE players...Ganguly retired. Also, both of them don't come with a baggage that someone like Ganguly does... They are not prone to creating faction within the team etc etc... Comparing Ganguly and Kumble seems fair since they are both retired and Ganguly could've taken a leaf out of Kumble or for that matter Hayden or Glenn McGraths book and not dropped his name in the hat. When you think about it...Kumble and hayden have actually played for their IPL teams very recently (Champions league!) Grow up, Move on.

  • on January 31, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    Nofing wrong when the Pros of T20 (Pakistani Cricketrs) are ignored... But a hell lot of a problem when an old, out of practice, slow batsmen is ignored...

  • on January 31, 2011, 12:50 GMT

    dada is true legend its sad thing is that he has been omitted from ipl . no matter which ever team dada plays i will surely be a fan of which ever team he plays .

  • analyseabhishek on January 31, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    If Kochi does sign Ganguly up, then we would have the wonderful sight of Ganguly and Laxman running between the wickets and converting threes into twos, twos into ones and ones into naughts! People should realize that being match fit is a very different ball game. An undisputed champion like Glenn Mcgrath was ignored by DD in season 2, that too in helpful pitches of SA- just because as fast bowler, he had been retired for the last 2 years.

  • on January 31, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    I support DADA. Dada go ahead with your Tiger image. Don't disappointed. We all hope and pray to GOD you will come back with your strength. You just concentrate your tallent for cricket with any IPL team. We all know your success will come at ur door.

  • PETTAIPISTA on January 31, 2011, 12:05 GMT

    Ganguly's omission is not because of doubling his base price. Even if his base price had been $2,00,000, he would not have had any buyer for him. It's simply because of his attitude that he wants to dominate the team and he would never listen to others' suggestions. Further, young players suit better than him for this format of game. His fielding has always been below par and it's not a surprise that there was no buyer for him. Infact, KKR would be happy now and would play with fresh energy without Ganguly. The franchise which picks him would face difficulties in managing the team.

  • wrongturn on January 31, 2011, 12:02 GMT

    ganguly should step aside from the game even though he is good player..and googd come backer but the fact is that they had played with his pride which make the things unusual....one of the most succesful captain of the game & india is being made a laughing stock thats not the way to treat seniors so to salvage his pride he should be aside from ipl as player just like kumble....that make him great the franchise doesn't know any thing about cricket........

  • _WHOOSh_ on January 31, 2011, 11:48 GMT

    @All the people who think that Dada did wrong in doubling his base price: As far as my understanding goes, Dada has always been a very smart cricketer. Prior to these auctions, all the cricketers would be getting some kind of signals or the other from the relevant franchises. Kumble leaving the auction so suddenly is open to debate (that he got the signals of going unsold vis-a-vis responsibilities in his new role at the KCA), but I am sure that Dada got the opposite signals. That he was underselling himself and should demand more...

    And then he was betrayed in the auction by the ones whom he had trusted.

    I know that all of this is based on conjecture and nothing more, but having followed the career of Dada for so long, I am somehow not convinced that he would do anything so stupid to humiliate himself in public.

  • on January 31, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    @luchcha llafanga-mate your name is enough....He is a legend and will be update your knowledge about books.

  • sarathy_m2 on January 31, 2011, 11:32 GMT

    Ganguly should prefer to stay out of any IPL team. Fitting option is to help CAB in preparations of state team.

  • Amitprotya on January 31, 2011, 11:25 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly is one of the greatests of world cricket.He is atrue champion.He still wants to play and he deserves it.The current indian team is based on most those cricketers that he discovered.

  • on January 31, 2011, 11:10 GMT

    If Dada plays for Kochi, KKR is sure to lose thousands of fans, including me!

  • Meahul-Kotharii on January 31, 2011, 11:03 GMT

    The fact is fact, IPL is not about cricket, it is about investment and returns. Ganguly has at no point of time in IPL proved his talent. To take him now means beaing with him for 3 years. His runs hunger is finished and this would frustrate in franchise. Dada should focus on comentry. Sorry Kolkata accept the truth

  • HarryKunju on January 31, 2011, 10:59 GMT

    Well Dada, you are well past your sell-by date. You should have been little more far sighted or taken a cue from Anil Kumble. If you had decided not to put your name in the hat - it would have been a reverse story - as most Indian people would have sold you - & you could have then comanded a $ 400k price. I guess, its still not late - you could perhaps bow out - by saying that you would play for $1 - for the team which reaches the final and makes the forst offer. You could then call the final as your swan song IPL and bow out. I am sure, quite a few teams would be interested - and you could raise your stock high.

  • unbiased_referee on January 31, 2011, 10:46 GMT

    Ganguly, if brought into IPL through backdoors, will not only be the most "senior" domestic player to do so (he's older than Sachin and Dravid, both of whom came through front-doors!), would certainly have his clout and respect dented inside the tent he moves in! But then here's a player who, when captaining India during his prime (which also happens to be one of the prestigious passages in Indian Cricket) had to bite the bullet and settle for playing county Cricket for Glamorgan, which at that time wasn't even a major county in English landscape!! Why can't he learn a lesson from his exploits at KKR (a side that he led from bad to worse results in the league) and assume a more constructive and impactful non-playing role from here on?

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    This is not a cricket tournament...I just cant digest the fact that we are still thinking high about foreign cricketers and not valuing our own greats....Foreign coach for the teams - ready to pay any amount...foreign players - ready to pay any amount...this is absolute shame...Shahrukh Khan - you have lost kolkata's faith...this idea of having ganguly in the staff capacity should have been discussed with him before the auction and not after embarrassing a legend like him......

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    Class player like Ganguly unsold is pretty hard to believe. He is more than handy player for any franchise. It will be great if he plays in IPL. But I cant understand how Delhi opted for Irfan Pathan at whopping price, and at the same time did not pick DADA at even his base price. If DADA plays in IPL4, it will be interesting to compare the performance of DADA and Irfan. I bet DADA will be much better than Irfan.

  • dreamzunlimited7 on January 31, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    It's time Ganguly takes a permanent sabbatical from the game at least as a player. He has become a laughing stock. If no franchisee were interested SG should have simply taken a bow taking a cue from Kumble.

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    Dada should reject any offers coming to him from KKR, & should play for Kochi if they get him.I will surely supporting Kochi if dada is for them. Good luck Dada & to Kochi if u give us a chance to watch IPL4 !

  • kapilesh23 on January 31, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    It is so good of all the ipl teams to not select him in auction .Oh I am so happy now I would watch ipl with even more enthusiasm .For ganguly one could only pray that he takes lesson from his long time team mate anil kumble who stepped aside even before auction took place .

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:20 GMT

    This is a great opportunity for Kochi if they take Ganguly. There will be dual benefits for them. They will get a huge amount supporters and experience of Ganguly. This will be beneficial for the new comer.

  • boris6491 on January 31, 2011, 10:11 GMT

    If nobody wants him, then nobody wants him. He has been long retired and to be honest, has not been such a hit in the IPL that any team would be desperate to get him on board. Doubling his reserve price was foolish and I am surprised that he was actually surprised to not have any takers. A reserve price of $200,000 was reasonable for a retired player like him and might have attracted the eye of a few franchises. I just find it very arrogant of Ganguly, as great a player as he may have been, to complain about his omission as clearly, there are better cricketers who are better suited to T20s than himself, a retired cricketer.

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:09 GMT

    hahahaha dats funny ..he thought he was a legend by doubling his base price and no one even looked at him !!!! funnyyyyy !!!! i dnt think he is a gr8 player ..hes jst one of them who have played cricket but not the one whose name can b written in the books !!!!

  • vickeyrules on January 31, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Ganguly should play for the new franchise (i.e.,Kochi) and shouldnot offer any privileges from KKR who neglected their highest run scorer of last season IPL. I'm a true fan of Dada and support him.

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    Lets Hope Ganguly atleast doesnt create Trouble for Kochi Team atleast...

  • on January 31, 2011, 10:04 GMT

    If Dravid and Laxman can be signed by the franchisees, Ganguly is far better than both of them, especially in limited overs cricket and IPL....so definitely Politics is involved for him to not get selected by any of the teams....hopefully any of the franchisees, except KKR, should select him atleast now.....

  • epark on January 31, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Saurav scored approx 500 odd runs in 3rd IPL and highest run getter for KKR. If any team bids for him and pay less than his base rate still ok. But it would be the most disappointing if he finds his place in dressing room. Without DADA IPL would be colorful, but DADA in dressing room would be worst scenario. I hope Franchises would show all their experience to handle Saurav...best ever cricketer produced from East Zone.

  • DADAFAN_Praks on January 31, 2011, 9:49 GMT

    Dear 9 franchises out of kkr, who will picking dada will win IPL4 .... Dear Dada, dont worry we will wit u...

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:47 GMT

    its totally waste of signing ganguly because........he is out of field for for more than 3 year so better he should come as coach o commentator or mentor for the ipl4 ......... becauce ipl4 is like bullet train dont make it as bycycle by bringing ganguly for ipl4 as player

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    come on team kochi great chance to pick a indian batsmen and experinced player in a very resonable price.

  • Rudrajit on January 31, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    1. Does Ganguly think he is not responsible for the dismal performances of KKR ? 2. Especially when he himself chose the original KKR team. 3. In which there was no premiere Indian batsman except him. Its a difficult pill to swallow for a kolkatan but after being in the stadium for many kkr matches,the ordinary man knows who is to blame. Kudos to the new kkr management for dealing it the only way possible...and yes eden will be full even without dada. And moreover, T20 is a game of strike rates and not averages...so someone playin 18 overs for a 62 will just not do.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    ganguly is washed up and should just let it go. bye bye, dada...kalas.

  • vish57 on January 31, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    Ganguly at the present form is far better than many of the Indian cricketers who were paid much higher by the team management; It will be a overkill for Kochi to have Ganguly considering they have Laxman, Jayawardane also as senior players.... you can't have Dad's army as cricket team; may be Bangalore or Delhi can take Ganguly. Still Saurav will play with vengence and prove his worth.... take hin Kochi and make him captain... IPL team needs Indian Players as captain not a jayawardene or Gilchrist or Warne... we enjot players like Ganguly, Dravid,Tendulkar, Laxman leading IPL side.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    Saurav Ganguly will be a asset to any of the team becoz of his cricketing knowledge and leadership quality.

  • Tiptop32 on January 31, 2011, 9:44 GMT

    No IPL without DADA. SRK is shame for India. There is no cricketing reason in leaving out the legend of India.

  • jasonbourne2005 on January 31, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    If Kochi signs Ganguly, then the fun would begin coz when they play KKR at Eden Gardens, the crowd will support Kochi & Dada and not the other way around

  • scdXI on January 31, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    Had sourav not increased his base price ($400,000 just before the auction), he definitely would have had some buyers.

  • Kiran_dxb on January 31, 2011, 9:42 GMT

    he shud have announced his retirement already after his performances in the 3 seasons with KKR. and ppl please stop talking about him being scoring so many runs and all... look @ the strike rate... its out of pity some1 will take him.... LOL

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:39 GMT

    i dont understand why dad is been unsold and venu gopal rau got so much priced.

  • iboos83 on January 31, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    COME ON guys!!!, it is not showing any disrespect to Mr. Ganguly. Every franchise has their own reasons, they have limited amount of money they can spend and if you think in their perspective you wouldnt pick a player who does not perform like the inform players and younger talents. Everyone respects him but it is just that FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE there is a time... and its time for him. Its time to DISCOVER a new HERO for INDIA someone who you all should be proud to see with the INDIA jersey on. When he was in better form and looked even better than now - KKR picked him up and he did that for 3 seasons and thank you KKR for doing that. BUT its time to move on... Like I said its time to discover NEW talent. Why dont you guys criticize for not bringing MR. KAPIL DEV to IPL.... Theres a time for everyone and its time Ganguly help the younger one to go out there and Make him and the Indians PROUD.... its time for a new TIGER to ROAR... I hope you all understand. :)

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Ganguly doesn't need the money, still he doubled his price tag. It was an act of pride typical to Dada. Sometimes your sense of shame gets overpowered by your love of playing the game. He wants to be in the middle, who are we to boo him down.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Yeah Kochi, Come On ...Get him . But Dada...for you it would have been better if you haven't increased your base price. But your inclusion will only add to the glamor n attraction of the event.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:37 GMT

    Dada Play For any team i want to see play u ....... But if u play and win against KKR it will be treat for all ur lover's ......

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:34 GMT

    i will hav to support kochi now...as, dada willl be there..

  • sasidev on January 31, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    Do Saurav will play all three seasons? that was the only question? But for Kochi there is a big space for Dada. Playing & non playing. If he is as good as last year he should play. It was not true that he underperformed in IPL. KKR management was brainless. It was the only reason they found themselves down the table. There wasn't any consistent performer in the team. they had Agarkar, Dinda & Ishant; bur stlii did not find best bowling attack. Gayle, McCullum were played senseless cricket. Ponting/Aktar hardly played. Hussy/shah were ball consumers. I would like to see Dada again.

  • Rezaul on January 31, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    How a player like Ganguly, one of the legend in Indian cricket history, the founder of modern attacking team India, could be unsold in the IPL where Utthapa got 2m. Ridiculous and shocking. However, Kochi will be all benifitted if they get Ganguly and handover the captaincy role to him. I am sure Saurov will take that as a challange to show what can he deliver by his heart. Come on Dada and Kochi. Three cheers for both of you. Its the franchises the loosers who failed to sign Dada.

  • bleedBLUE on January 31, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    Iam from Kochi.we dont have a well known Indian batsman in our side.If ganguly plays for Kochi then we got one.But i donot want to see ganguly as the captain.Mahela jayawardane is younger than ganguly. So he has a good fresh mind to lead a team.Both dada and mahela lead their teams to the wc final but failed to Aus. But mahela is my choice as a captain.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:23 GMT

    ya ganguly shoul be in ipl 4 fr TPR only nd masala news.it will be great fr ganguly if he will get any team.

  • jeromvinoth on January 31, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    I agree he was a better player 6 years ago but not now, he will be a liability for any team in IPL even if he is bought for 200,000. One Example for that is he will obstruct other batsman to run more runs, by not running enough between the wickets.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    this is what will happen when Movie guys doing Cricket business, without DADA KKR is nothing

  • santosh.sampath on January 31, 2011, 9:07 GMT

    >>Ganguly had raised eyebrows when he doubled his base price to $400,000 just before the auction, and officials from a number of franchises were sceptical that he would find any takers. Every one blames franchises for not taking him. What about "greed". If he had put his base price to be 300k some teams might have shown interest and he might have actually been bought for 600k in auction. Dravid and Laxman were lucky.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:05 GMT

    No point in this.. If they want Dada, they would have picked him on auction itself.. Its all bout money.. They can spend 2 million to an uncapped Aussie but they treat India's most successful captain in this way... Wish to c empty eden garden during ipl... Pure politics and mindless business...

  • Samar_Singh on January 31, 2011, 9:04 GMT

    could the rule be amended just for the shake of one unwanted and unsold cricketer.??.. Cricket and its rule should come first not a person ... Ganguly is of no use , it has been proved in his last 2 IPL outing ... Now pls stop shouting that Ganguly is the best captain ever ... ha ha ha funny logic...

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    ridiculous stuff..sourav doesnt deserve this..he is the man who built this team.

  • CricketAgent on January 31, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    If other franchisees are smart, they won't let him back in. Since he could hurt them in the future. Besides why would any other franchisee allow this? They have nothing to gain from this and only to lose. Lets see what happens but I'm pretty sure they would be smart enough to not allow this.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    The final fantasy; Dada dancing down the pitch and lifting the ball cleanly out of Eden... One more time... Good Luck 'Bengal Tiger', hope you roar again. -:)

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    Actually it's a politics against Mr.Ganguly.If IPL shows this kind of symbols it will be great damage to the cricket.Ganguli should valued,it's not for him but also for Indian cricket.I support Ganguly's present condition.how much hungry for play he is!!

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:56 GMT

    If Saurav plays for Kochi may be Ok, but any kind of rehabilitation of Saurav by KKR should not be acceptable by him.

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    I will not watch IPL without DADA!

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    It is hard to believe, DADA is unsold. I hope kochi will take him, then all fans of sourav will support kochi in IPL 4

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    come on team kochi great chance to pick a indian batsmen and experinced player do not miss it

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    if ganguly has a little bit of shame left in him he must step aside of ipl

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    u cnt treat him like this .. its sad to c politics take over cricket .. one of the best captains eva n this is hw he is treated .. teams can sign has been goras but cnt sign ur own legend ..

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  • on January 31, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    u cnt treat him like this .. its sad to c politics take over cricket .. one of the best captains eva n this is hw he is treated .. teams can sign has been goras but cnt sign ur own legend ..

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:45 GMT

    if ganguly has a little bit of shame left in him he must step aside of ipl

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    come on team kochi great chance to pick a indian batsmen and experinced player do not miss it

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:47 GMT

    It is hard to believe, DADA is unsold. I hope kochi will take him, then all fans of sourav will support kochi in IPL 4

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:54 GMT

    I will not watch IPL without DADA!

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:56 GMT

    If Saurav plays for Kochi may be Ok, but any kind of rehabilitation of Saurav by KKR should not be acceptable by him.

  • on January 31, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    Actually it's a politics against Mr.Ganguly.If IPL shows this kind of symbols it will be great damage to the cricket.Ganguli should valued,it's not for him but also for Indian cricket.I support Ganguly's present condition.how much hungry for play he is!!

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    The final fantasy; Dada dancing down the pitch and lifting the ball cleanly out of Eden... One more time... Good Luck 'Bengal Tiger', hope you roar again. -:)

  • CricketAgent on January 31, 2011, 9:02 GMT

    If other franchisees are smart, they won't let him back in. Since he could hurt them in the future. Besides why would any other franchisee allow this? They have nothing to gain from this and only to lose. Lets see what happens but I'm pretty sure they would be smart enough to not allow this.

  • on January 31, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    ridiculous stuff..sourav doesnt deserve this..he is the man who built this team.