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Shah Rukh wants Ganguly to lead Kolkata team

Having just bagged the bid for the Kolkata team, actor Shah Rukh Khan said he would like to see former India captain Sourav Ganguly leading the outfit in the IPL.

cricket Updated: Jan 24, 2008 18:51 IST

Having just bagged the bid for the Kolkata team, actor Shah Rukh Khan said he would like to see former India captain Sourav Ganguly leading the outfit in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Shah Rukh, along with fellow actor Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta, won the bid for the Kolkata team for a whopping $ 75.09 million and said he would seek suggestions of experts before putting together a winning combination.

"I have already decided on the entertainment part but we have not decided on the core and content of the team. We want to put together a winning combination, for which I would definitely seek advice of the experts.

"I don't have anyone in mind right now but we would seek expert view on that," he told CNN-IBN.

And the Prince of Kolkata would be the obvious choice for leading the side, he said.

"I hope Ganguly leads my team," he said.

Dwelling on the venture, the actor said, "It's not about money. The idea is to nurture youngsters and give them more platform for playing cricket.

"I have a huge passion for game and I want to be part of every sport.

"I guess I would have to make more films to ensure we can run the team," he quipped.