Thatscricket - News - Ganguly auctions gear for boy's treatment

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 0:15 [IST]
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Kolkata: Some bats and cricketing gear of Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly fetched Rs 6.5 lakh at an auction here on Tuesday.The money would be utilised for treatment for ten-year-old Bidurin Chakraborty of Siliguri. The class sixth standard student, now admitted at the Tata Memorial Hospital, needs a bone marrow Transplantation for chronic Myeloid Leukemia.Four bats, four tea shirts, one sweater, one pair of caps and gloves were auctioned at a price of Rs 3.4 lakh. Besides, 17 new bats autographed by the left handed batsman were sold at Rs 3.1 lakh.Local industrialists Robi Todi and Mr Nandu Vilany bought a bat each of Rs 50,000 each. One of the bats was presented to Indian captain by Brian Lara during India's Caribbean tour.West Bengal Municipal Affairs Minister Ashok Bhattacharya also purchased a bat at a cost of Rs 5000. UNI

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