Ranji Trophy 2008-09 November 18, 2008

Ganguly to play for Bengal

Cricinfo staff

Sourav Ganguly's international career is over, and he's now keen to play for Bengal against Vidarbha © AFP

Sourav Ganguly will represent his home state Bengal in their Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha starting December 12. Ganguly, the former India captain, retired from international cricket earlier this month but has stated he will play in the IPL and the odd first-class game for Bengal.

"We had requested Sourav to play for Bengal in the coming matches of the Ranji Trophy. He agreed, and gave us assurance that he will play in the Vidarbha match, which is good news for Bengal cricket," said Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary Arun Mitra was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.

Ganguly is reportedly yet to decide on whether he will continue playing for Bengal should the side reach the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy. He was at the Eden Gardens to watch day two of Bengal's match against Services in the Plate group.