Ganguly not to lead Bengal in Moin-u-Dowla

Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: Ganguly turned down the request to lead Bengal in the Moin-u-Dowla Cricket tournament, but wanted to score heavily in the season opener commencing in Hyderabad on September 3.

Deep Dasgupta will lead Bengal in that case like last season.

Ganguly said last season Deep Dasgupta had led Bengal to Ranji finals and he deserved to retain his captaincy. He added that he would love to play for his state.

Ganguly also said, '' This is the domestic season opener and I would like to score some good runs. I am taking this tournament very seriously and want to score in every match. '' Bengal take on Bombay in the first match on September 6.

Bengal selected a 15-member side for the tournament.

Team: Deep Dasgupta (captain), Sourav Ganguly, Arindam Das, Rohan Gavaskar, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj tewari, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Sourashis Lahari, Shib Shankar Pal, Ranadeb Bose, Sanjib Ssanyal, Kamal Hasan Mondal, Subhojit Pal, Ashok Dhinda, Amit Banerjee.

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