Ganguly to consult Gloster and Joshi on injury

Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly will consult team physio John Gloster and Cricket Board medical panel chief Anant Joshi on his injured right elbow before deciding to play in the Challenger tournament in Mohali from October 10.

Ganguly, who injured his elbow during a practice game in Zimbabwe last month, will seek the opinion of Joshi and Gloster later this week, a top BCCI official said.

''This is the procedure an Indian team cricketer has to follow. The BCCI appointed physio and the medical panel chief are the persons empowered to have the final say in such cases. It will also help in avoiding any controversy later'', the official said.

Ganguly had on monday consulted a city orthopaedic, Kalyan Mukherjee, who advised him an MRI, the report of which will be shown to John Gloster.

Both Ganguly and Mukherjee have remained mum about the nature of the injury amidst speculation that it could be the early stage of a tennis elbow which has been plaguing master batsman Sachin Tendulkar for more than a year.

The date of Ganguly's consultation with Joshi and Gloster is likely to be decided later in the day.

Uncertainty cropped up over Ganguly's participation in the Challenger Cup, where he has been named the skipper of the India Senior team, after it emerged that the injury had not yet healed.

The BCCI has also remained tight-lipped on the issue so far.

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