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
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.
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