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Ganguly 'retires'. Or does he?

cricket Updated: Feb 08, 2011 01:47 IST
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India's most successful captain, Sourav Ganguly, created a flutter on Monday when he announced his retirement to a TV news channel.

"I have already retired from international cricket. I was playing Ranji only to stay fit for the IPL. I see no possibility of playing in the IPL any more. And now, I don't see any point in playing competitive cricket again," he told the channel.

But hours later, the former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper issued a statement: "I retired from international cricket in 2008. If I don't get to play IPL I won't participate in any form of domestic cricket. But if I do get an opportunity to play IPL, I'll play domestic cricket to stay fit."

Despite being an 'icon player' with a base price of $400,000 none of the 10 IPL franchisees bid for him this time.