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.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, announced a complete lockdown of 21 days in the country in an effort to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Bigwigs of the Indian cricket fraternity hailed the move, and requested people to follow instructions given by the PM.
In IPL 2020 two teams will be a mix of four franchises each -- Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders (north and east India), and Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians (South and West India).