SPORTS PREPARATIONS: SOURAV IN SILIGURI

SPORTS PREPARATIONS: SOURAV IN SILIGURI – Asok still on the media offensive through sports ?!!

Cricketer Sourav Ganguli in Siliguri - and generous at that, but no love for the hills ?!! (Kundan Yolmo)

From The Telegraph
By Kundan Yolmo

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly at a programme organised by state municipal affairs minister Asok Bhattacharya at the indoor stadium in Siliguri on Friday.

Ganguly presented bicycles to poor students, sewing machines to women and sports equipment to clubs at the event. He later inaugurated a bridge, a gymnasium and a new building of a club.

On Saturday, he will visit a cricket stadium under construction in Uttarayon township and lay the foundation stone for a home for special children.

Bagan camp from Aug 16 – no better players from the hills ?!!

FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT

Siliguri, Aug. 13: The conditioning camp of Calcutta soccer giant Mohun Bagan will begin at Kanchenjunga Stadium here from August 16.

The 12-day camp will have a full-fledged training session with Barreto, Chidi and Muritala and the other regular players. The team will return to Calcutta on August 28,” said Arup Majumdar, a Mohun Bagan official.

Siliguri deputy mayor Nantu Paul said an exhibition match between Mayor XI and Mohun Bagan would be played here on August 27. “The local team will be formed by selecting players from the clubs listed with the Siliguri Mahakuma Krira Parishad,” Paul said.

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