Saturday, January 22, 2011

IPL: Kochi wants to buy Sourav Ganguly

The former India captain Sourav Ganguly was unsold at the IPL auctions held in Bangalore on January 8 and 9. Finally a glimpse of hope for the Prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly.

Team Kochi has approached the IPL Governing Council to allow them to sign the former India captain Sourav Ganguly for IPL 4. Kochi will be making their IPL debut in this mega even which begins on April 8.

IPL Governing Council has shown their surprise by Kochi's late intent but it won't be very easy for IPL Governing Counci to go ahead. They can do so only if the other nine franchises raise no objection to this out-of-auction deal.

If the Kochi deal works out, Sourav can look forward to joining forces with his old KKR mates, like Brendon McCullum, Brad Hodge and Owais Shah.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan signs for two more seasons of 'KBC'

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who made a roaring comeback to the small screen with the fourth season of the game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" on Sony Entertainment Television last year, has been signed on for the next two seasons as well.

"Sony and I have signed on for KBC for the next two seasons... your blessings and encouragement needed in abundance!" Amitabh posted on his Twitter page.

"Kaun Banega Crorepati", the Indian version of internationally popular show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", was first launched in 2000 on STAR Plus with Amitabh as the host. The show returned for its second season in 2005 once again with Amitabh, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan was roped in as the host of its third season on STAR Plus.

Sony Entertainment Television brought back the show with Amitabh in 2010, and it recieved an overwhelming response, before it ended in December.

Now the channel is excited to carry forward their association.