Sourav Ganguly feels sorry for S Sreesanth following life ban

Sourav Ganguly (above) also said that he was upset that the talent of a cricketer like S Sreesanth has been wasted © Getty Images

Kolkata: Sep 14, 2013

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday, felt “sorry” for pace bowler S Sreesanth, who was handed a life ban on charges of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

“If he has done it, I feel it’s the right decision. I feel sorry for him, it’s a sheer waste of talent,” Ganguly said on the sidelines Bengal’s cricket coaching committee meeting.

Ganguly, who is the chairman of the committee, further expressed concern about Bengal’s inept batting ahead of the upcoming 2013-14 domestic season.

“Batting is a massive concern for Bengal,” Ganguly said as the state would not get the services of regular skipper Manoj Tiwary, who is recovering from a knee surgery.

“I’ve spoken to the coach [Ashok Malhotra] regarding this. Players have to understand the situation and take up responsibility. It’s no rocket science,” Ganguly said.

Bengal coaches in the senior and age-group levels will meet on September 18 and Ganguly will submit a report at the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

This was the first meeting of the five-member committee formed last month.

Hiranmoy Chatterjee, Samir Dasgupta, Debabrata Das and Rupnath Roychowdhury are the other members of the committee.