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Ganguly hopeful of playing series against Lanka

Published: Saturday, October 8, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kolkata:Hours after being ruled out of the Challengers tournament following an elbow problem, Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly today expressed the hope that he would regain full fitness before the coming home series against Sri Lanka.

''I will probably play in the Sri Lanka series,'' Ganguly told newspersons at the NSC Bose International airport here on his return from Mumbai where he was examined by Indian team physio John Gloster and BCCI's medical panel chief Anant Joshi.

Ganguly said that he would follow the regime prescribed by Joshi in the next few days to get fit before the One-day series against the team from the island nation.

''I'll follow whatever the board doctor has asked me to do,'' said Ganguly, who has been diagnosed with a 'mild tennis elbow symptom'.

Ganguly, however, refused to go into the details about his injury, saying ''Gloster and Joshi have made a statement, and I'll stick to that.''

On whether he would be available in the Duleep Trophy, where he has been chosen captain of the East Zone team, Ganguly said ''I hope so.''

The Indian captain has been asked to take rest for ten days after which he would have to appear before Joshi and Gloster in Mumbai on October 17 for a reassessment of his fitness.

Ganguly also said that he has now set a goal of increasing his fitness level by working hard.

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