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Eden Gardens to have a 'Sourav Ganguly Stand'

20 Jan 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Sourav Ganguly: The Prince of Indian Cricket

The stands of the Eden Gardens will soon be renamed after six eminent personalities, one of them being former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

The army, who are custodians of the stadium have given a go ahead to name the stadium's stands after former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmia, Sourav Ganguly, ex-cricketer Pankaj Roy and former CAB presidents B.N. Dutt, A.N. Ghosh and Snehasnshu Acharya.

In context: Sourav Ganguly: The Prince of Indian Cricket

AboutSourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is a former captain of the Indian cricket team.

He made his ODI debut in 1992, but had to wait for four years to play in his first five day international match for the national team.

Considered as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket, he is the eighth highest run getter in ODIs.

DetailsAchievements and Records of Sourav Ganguly

Fondly known as 'Dada', he is the only cricketer in the world who won four consecutive 'ODI man of the match' awards.

Ganguly has a record of winning 11 test matches overseas, most by any Indian captain.

He is the second batsman after Gary Kristen to score the highest individual score in ICC Cricket World Cup, scoring 183 against Sri Lanka in 1999 WC.

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Named sixth greatest ODI batsman

In 2002, this left handed batsman from Kolkata was named the sixth greatest ODI batsman of all times by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack after Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan.
Ganguly as a cricket administrator

DetailsGanguly as a cricket administrator

After retiring from all forms of the game, Ganguly began his career as a commentator.

In 2014, he was made the Joint-Secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal.

After Jagmohan Dalmiya's demise, he was made the president of the board. He was the youngest person to hold the position.

He was also part of a four-member team to select national coach for the Indian team.

20 Jan 2017Eden Gardens to have a 'Sourav Ganguly Stand'

07 Feb 2017CAB official accuses Sourav Ganguly of being non-transparent

Former treasurer of Cricket Association of Bengal, Biswarup Dey has accused the board president Sourav Ganguly of being non-transparent in ticket distribution for India-England ODI on 22 January.

Dey also accused former joint secretary of BCCI Gautam Dasgupta of "unethically" denying him the ""allotted quota of complimentary tickets."

He was forced out of CAB after having completed nine years as the treasurer.

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Ganguly calls the allegations baseless

Defending himself, Ganguly said, "Biswarup Dey always takes about 200 to 300 tickets from me, so his allegations are baseless. I don't want to comment further."