BCCI report will decide Ganguly's return

Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2004, 22:30 [IST]
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Kolkata:The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said that a decision to send Indian skipper Sourav Gangly back to Pakistan would be taken only after BCCI's chief medical consultant confirmed his match fitness.

Ganguly's fitness certificate issued by a specialist orthopaedic in Kolkata along with his MRI scan, X-ray report and other related papers were being sent to BCCI's chief medical consultant Dr Anand Joshi in Mumbai for his opinion, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said in Kolkata.

"Ganguly will be sent back to Pakistan provided Dr Joshi confirms his match fitness. A decision will be taken only after receiving a feedback from him on this," Dalmiya said.

To a query the BCCI chief said that it was a normal practice to refer all injury cases to Dr Joshi and the same procedure was being followed in case of the Indian skipper.

"Since Dr Joshi has examined all injury-related cases in the Indian team in recent times, we will wait for his OK certificate for Ganguly as well before sending him back to Pakistan," Dalmiya said.

Ganguly, who suffered a back injury and was keen to rejoin the Indian team in Pakistan, was on Tuesday issued a fitness certificate by Dr Kalyan Mukherjee, a specialist orhopaedic, who treated him in Kolkata.

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