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Sourav back at nets

Calcutta, Jan. 25: India captain Sourav Ganguly had his first session at nets after his return from New Zealand when he practised at the Eden on Saturday. Present were former Bengal pacer Shib Shankar Paul and a clutch of junior state-level players.

Sourav later said he had no worries in either the bowling or batting departments. “This is a team, which has done very well in the past year or so. Admittedly, the New Zealand experience was a bad one. But every team has its ups and downs.

The captain said he had not spoken to any of his teammates in the interregnum because, “They have had a hard tour and need some time off cricket, with their families”.

Dalmiya upbeat

Meanwhile, BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said he was happy that the “off-field” controversy about the Player Terms had been put behind for the time being.

Dalmiya on Saturday drew attention to the Mike Denness-affair, which remains unresolved to date.

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