<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sourav Ganguly hails India A's tour to South Africa" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130731232154.jpg" title="Sourav Ganguly hails India A's tour to South Africa" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sourav Ganguly feels Virat Kohli's captaincy cannot be judged so early © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Jul 31, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former captain <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a> on Wednesday hailed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) intiative for India 'A' team's tour to South Africa ahead of the gruelling Test series.<br /> <br /> "A team is going ahead of the Test series, so that's a good preparation. This team has the potential," Ganguly told reporters after attening Cricket Association of Bengal's annual general meeting in Kolkata on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Cheteshwar-Pujara/post" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a>-led India 'A' will compete in a ODI tri-series also involving Australia 'A' before two four-day games beginning August 8.<br /> <br /> Asked about <a href="/tags/Virat-Kohli/post" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>'s captaincy in the ongoing Zimbabwe ODI series, Ganguly said the Delhi youngster has a long way to go.<br /> <br /> "It was just for the Zimbabwe series. First let him become captain, then we will say."<br /> <br /> Ganguly further predicted that England, with a 2-0 lead in the Ashes, would retain the high-voltage series against Australia.<br /> <br /> A member of the Bengal cricket development committee, Ganguly further wished new coach Ashok Malhotra best wishes for the upcoming season.<br /> <br /> "I'm yet to speak to him. I just want to wish him good luck and hope the team plays well."