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Friday, March 23, 2012

Ganguly Is The Captain Of Pune Warriors (PW) IPL-5

Pune Warriors India, the IPL franchise of Sahara India Pariwar, a major business conglomerate and prime promoter and patron of sports in India, on Thursday announced that the legendary all-rounder and Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team, Sourav Ganguly will lead the side of Pune Warriors India as Captain and Mentor in the  fifth season of the IPL, to be played from 4th April, 2012 till 27th May, 2012.
Pune Warriors India team in IPL 5 will don new turquoise blue and silver color jerseys.
On this occasion, Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, said “We are extremely proud that the legendary all-rounder and one of the most successful captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Shri Sourav Ganguly, is the Captain and Mentor of Pune Warriors India in this season of IPL. I am sure that his experience, expertise and deep understanding of the nuances of the game will definitely infuse an exemplary spirit of passion and commitment amongst the members of the team.”
The Pune Warriors India’s bowling coach is Allan Donald while Praveen Amre is the batting coach. Paddy Upton is the mental conditioning and high performance coach of the team. 
About Pune Warriors India 
Formed in 2010, Pune Warriors India is the Pune Franchise of the India Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of Sahara India Pariwar, one of India's premiere business conglomerates and prime promoter and patron of sports in India. On 21st March 2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited had made the winning bid of $370 million (approximately Rs. 1700 crore) for the Pune franchise which is the highest bid by any company in the history of IPL. The franchise made its debut in the fourth season of IPL in 2011.