East Bengal to honour Sourav Ganguly

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Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) East Bengal football club will felicitate city boy and former Indian team skipper Sourav Ganguly on playing his 100th Test in Australia this winter.

East Bengal was the first to felicitate him after his first Test at Lords' in 1996. The Working Committee last night decided to felicitate Ganguly on playing his 100th Test.

''We were one of the first to recognise the prodigious talent the young boy had in 1996. We want to celebrate his success after a decade of international cricket when he plays his 100th Test,'' one of the officials said today.

It was also learnt that a letter was sent to Ganguly seeking his time and convenience.

The working committee has decided to appoint Manoranjan Bhattacharya and Tushar Rakshit as scouts to spot talents across the country. They will travel to different venues and see and spot the talents for themselves.

The recruiters would then be employed based on their reports and coach's recommendation.

It was also decided that they would recruit two foreign players within an age-group of 25 and make him play the Kolkata premier league.


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