Vijay Hazare Trophy 2008-09 February 4, 2009

Ganguly to play Ranji one-dayers

Cricinfo staff

Sourav Ganguly will play for Bengal in the Ranji one-dayers which begin on February 15, Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), confirmed.

An official from the CAB confirmed that Ganguly has agreed to play all the matches, except one against Tripura on February 19. Bengal's first game is against Jharkhand in Kolkata on February 15. The squad, as well as the captain, will be named on February 11.

This tournament could serve as a warm-up for Ganguly, who is scheduled to play the Indian Premier League in April. Earlier in the season he helped Bengal earn a promotion to the Ranji Super League. He last played competitive cricket in December during the four-day Ranji Trophy. Ganguly retired from international cricket in November after India's home series against Australia.

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