Sourav Ganguly could turn out for Essex in England’s domestic T20 competition starting in June 2010, the former India captain said at Eden Gardens on Monday.
The Friends Provident T20 starts on June 1 and continues till August 14.
Before that, Ganguly will captain Kolkata Knight Riders in the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to be held from March 12 to April 25, 2010.
Ganguly is no stranger to English county cricket, having played for Lancashire in 2000, Glamorgan in 2005 and Northamptonshire in 2006. He played in England’s domestic T20 meet, then called the Twenty20 Cup, for Glamorgan and Northamptonshire.
However, this is the first time Ganguly has been recruited by an overseas club after his retirement from international cricket in November last year.
In another development, the Knight Riders have signed Rohan Gavaskar for IPL 3. The left-hander left the rebel Indian Cricket League and accepted the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s amnesty offer earlier this year. Gavaskar was at Eden on Monday for the start of a two-day camp of the Knight Riders overseen by new coach Whatmore and captain Ganguly. “Yes, we have signed up Gavaskar,” captain Ganguly said before leaving the camp.
The junior Gavaskar came and donned the KKR jersey before joining the teammates during the practice.
The camp which was also attended by former ICL pacers Ganapathi Vignesh of Tamil Nadu and Eklakh Ahmed of Bengal.