Ganguly sends SOS, King flies to Kolkata

Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Responding to a call from Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly, fitness trainer Gregory Allen King landed in the city to have a three-day stint with the Bengal Ranji Trophy squad.

King, who arrived on Tuesday, had a hour-long stint with Ganguly at the Eden Gardens in the evening. The two also held talks on preparing a programme for the Bengal players.

"I don't know these players. I've only dealt with the players of the national squad. So, first I have to get to know them and their fitness condition. And then I'll decide on a programme for them," the South African, who is slated to leave the city on June 26, said.

The 30 year old King, who took up his assignment with the Indian team on August 1 last year following the resignation of his compatriot Adian Le Roux, would have his maiden session with the state's players on Wednesday morning.

Ganguly, who has played a big role in bringing King to the metropolis, said that King has been given a free hand to formulate a fitness programme for the Bengal players.

"He will first see the players. Then he will finalise a fitness programme for them. We have left it completely to him," he said.

King said that Bengal pacer S S Paul was working very hard, but needed to continue his improvement.

"Fitnesswise also he is improving. He is a good prospect," he said.

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