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Ganguly arrives in Mumbai, meets SRK

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly arrives in Mumbai to meet Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to discuss issues related to Kolkata IPL team.

cricket Updated: Feb 19, 2008 23:29 IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday night and headed straight to actor Shah Rukh Khan's residence to discuss issues related to Kolkata team, one of eight city-based outfits competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April.

Ganguly, one of the icon players at the newly launched IPL, will be playing for Kolkata, whose franchise has been bagged by Khan's production house Red Chillies Entertainment.

Khan had on Monday played host to Pakistan's paceman Shoaib Akhtar and seemed keen on keeping the speedster in his team.

The stylish left-hander and Khan are likely to hold discussion at the latter's residence `Mannat' in suburban Bandra regarding the team composition ahead of tomorrow' auction of players in Mumbai.

IPL's Twenty20 cricket championship will be played between April 18 and June 1 among the eight city teams in various parts of the country.

Around 80 to 85 international players are to go under the auctioner's hammer when team franchises - with owners ranging from top industrialists Mukesh Ambhani and Vijay Mallya to Khan and Preity Zinta - will bid for cricketers.