Sourav Ganguly moves Chennai to rescue Bengal ahead of Ranji Trophy

Kolkata, December 1, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) India’s ex-skipper Sourav Ganguly airdashed to Chennai on Tuesday responding to an SOS to bolster Bengal cricket camp, which plague with fitness problem ahead of Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Acknowledging a request on Monday evening from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to join the Bengal camp, the former Indian star flew to Chennai early on Tuesday to pick up a practice just hours ahead of 4-day Ranji Trophy play against a strong side, Tamil Nadu.

Bengal are placed fifth in Group ‘A’ of the Ranji Super League table with eight points and Tamil Nadu are at second spot with ten points, four points behind Mumbai on the top.

Left hander Ganguly played his last first-class match against Delhi in 2009, where he scored altogether 152 to help Bengal to retain the elite division.

The Bengal squad is facing health problem. Bengal’s casualty list is growing as wicket-keeper Sreevats Goswami returned home with high fever.

Bengal under-22 keeper Gitimoy Basu of Town Club has also joined the squad as Sreevats’ replacement. Goswami was keeping Bengal wicket in place of Wriddiman Saha, who joined the national duty against New Zealand.

Batsman Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, and quick bowler Mohammad Sami  Ahmed are also in the unfit list.

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