Ganguly to be examined by Dr Joshi on Tuesday

Published: Friday, October 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Sourav Ganguly's next appointment with Indian cricket board-authorised sports medicine expert Dr Anant Joshi here has been put off by a day and rescheduled for October 18.

"It has been postponed to October 18 since Dr Joshi is not available on Monday as he's gone abroad. He's returning only on the 18th. Dr Joshi is expected to see Ganguly sometime that evening," board's executive secretary-in-charge Ratnakar Shetty informed PTI today.

Indian team's physiotherapist John Gloster would also be there when Dr Joshi examines Ganguly's injured elbow joint,Ganguly met the duo on October 7 after his "mild tenniselbow symptom", as described by Dr Joshi, surfaced for the first time during the Indian team's tour of Zimbabwe. He was advised ten days' rest before reassessment.

The Kolkata stylist was forced to miss the Challenger Series in Mohal, that concluded yesterday, and was also stripped of his captaincy by the senior national selection committee which appointed Rahul Dravid as skipper for the forthcoming One-Day International rubbers against Sri Lanka and South Africa.

He has also not been considered for the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka and would have to prove his fitness by playing in a domestic match.

Ganguly has been named to lead East Zone against North Zone in the Duleep Trophy league opener at Rajkot from October 20, but needs the green signal from Dr Joshi beforeplaying in that tie.

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