Sourav Ganguly, who has a fleet of mean machines, normally prefers riding his BMW, which broke down at Exide crossing    IANS
Sourav Ganguly, who has a fleet of mean machines, normally prefers riding his BMW, which broke down at Exide crossing IANS

Kolkata: It’s not everyday that the guards of a five-star facility on EM Bypass are taken aback to find City of Joy’s most loved icon Sourav Ganguly getting down from yellow ambassador taxi to attend a BCCI meeting. Ganguly, who has a fleet of mean machines, normally prefers riding his BMW, which broke down at Exide crossing. “The BMW broke down on Lee Road near Exide crossing. He hired a yellow taxi and rushed to the meeting,” Ganguly’s driver said. The former India captain was seen getting down from an ordinary yellow taxi outside the premises of the five-star luxury hotel that was delayed by half an hour. The CAB president then chaired the technical committee meeting of the BCCI. AUS, NZ, SL tours of IND 2017: Venues named

Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International against Australia in October. The decisions were taken at the Board s tours and fixtures committee meeting. It will be a big home season for the Indian team as it will play 23 international matches across three series starting end of September and concluding at the end of December. Ravi Shastri: Current Indian team is much more experienced now

The BCCI s Tours and Fixtures Committee however did not announce the dates keeping in mind the logistics. Dates of the matches deliberately not frozen today because of the logistics. Local factors such festivals, like Durga Puja being what it is in the whole of eastern India and not only West Bengal and other public holidays. The logistics of distances, acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary told media persons on Tuesday.