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IPL Desk in Mumbai 22 March 2012 - 07:38pm IST

Ganguly named PWI captain-mentor

Pune franchise to don blue and silver jersey in IPL 2012

The Pune Warriors India have made it official that Sourav Ganguly will be the team’s mentor-cum-captain for IPL 2012.

"We are extremely proud that Sourav Ganguly is the captain and mentor of Pune Warriors India in this season of IPL,” Sahara chief Subroto Roy said in the press release issued by the franchise.

“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,” he said of the former India captain, who takes the reins of the team in absence of the ailing Yuvraj Singh.

Former South African pacer Allan Donald is the team’s bowling mentor while Praveen Amre will coach the batsmen. Pady Upton is the mental and high performance coach of the team.

The Pune-based team will also don a new jersey, which is turquoise blue and silver in colour, which a change from their last season’s black uniform.

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