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Home > Cricket > India's tour of South Africa 2006 > UNI > Report

Dalmiya, More hail Ganguly's return

November 30, 2006 17:36 IST

Former India players and cricket administrators hailed Sourav Ganguly's return to the Indian Test team for the South Africa series.

Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who had appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to recall the former India captain, said: "It's a very good decision. I welcome it. Sourav got back his place by dint of merit."

He added: ''This is a welcome change for the side. The low morale could be boosted with the presence of senior players.''

Former selection committee chairman Kiran More too welcomed Ganguly's inclusion.

''The selection committee has taken a very good decision by bringing back Sourav. There is no one to lend solidity to the middle order and he would be the right person. If he can prove himself, he would be right back into the one-day squad,'' he added.

Talking about VVS Laxman's appointment as vice-captain, More said, "This is a good message sent by the board. Sehwag will have to be cautious about his performance."

Ashok Malhotra, another former India Test player, said, "It's a kind of a baptism by fire for Ganguly. He has been given an opportunity under very tough conditions. He will have to perform on the bouncy tracks of South Africa.

"It's not that the selection has come easily. It's just because the middle-order was absolutely vacant that they had to take Ganguly."

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Sub: More\'s Statement

I dont find More\'s statement as contradictory or change of stance....remember the reason why More dropped Ganguly was- Yuvraj performing better than that Yuvraj ...

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Sub: Dalmiya, More hail Ganguly's return

Probably the quote from Mr.More would be best joke of the year 2006. He was the one who said that sourav doesn't fit into any ...

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Sub: why only More? everybody's thinking differently !!

In India the general trend is to pull down any one who is flying high.. i recollect the Ganguly bashing by rediff users just a ...

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Kiran More though he got rid Ganguly. Are oh More.. ab ka chahi?

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