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New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly will come out from his first-class retirement and will play for Bengal against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy match in Chennai. Ganguly’s last first-class match was against Delhi last season when he scored 152 to save Bengal who were in the relegation zone. The main reason for participation is keeping himself fit with IPL in mind and with several players falling sick due either dengue or viral fever, the CAB sent an SOS to Ganguly.
PCB submits Haider report
Karachi: The committee appointed by the PCB to probe the sudden disappearance of Zulqarnain Haider from Pakistan team hotel in Dubai early this month submitted its report even as the wicket-keeper’s wife claimed that she got threats from unknown persons in the last few days. Sources said that the finding of the committee was not in favour of Haider and its main concern remained that why he did not contact the team management when he got threats.
‘India favourites to win WC’
Mumbai: Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff feels that hosts India and Sri Lanka have a definite advantage in the 2011. “I think the sub-continent sides are the favourites — India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka because of the conditions. However, England have also got a chance. Can’t really count out Australia. But again I think India are going to be the favourites on home soil.