Monday, February 7, 2011

Hurt by IPL snub, Ganguly hangs up his boots

Snubbed by the Indian Premier League franchisees, an apparently hurt Sourav Ganguly has decided to retire from all forms of cricket.

The former India skipper's decision, it is understood, was prompted by all-round rejection by IPL teams, even after the governing body tried to explore several avenues to sneak him in.

Ganguly, with a base price of $ 400,000 was left unsold in the players' auctions for IPL 4.

After the governing body tried a back-door entry for him, three franchisees – Royal challengers, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals – objected to Team kochi's move to pick up Ganguly.

In IPL, Ganguly represented Kolkata Knight Riders.

Ganguly became the Indian captain after the match-fixing scandal in 2000. He led the team to a series triumph against Australia in 2001, and drew the series against Australia in 2003-04.


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