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Ganguly to pitch for hockey, will inaugurate Beighton Cup on Nov 24

PTI 20 Nov 2014, 23:18:32 PM IST

Kolkata: After football, former India captain Sourav Ganguly will be seen promoting hockey when he will inaugurate the main round of the 119th All India Beighton Cup Hockey Tournament on November 24.

"We are grateful to Ganguly... He has confirmed to inaugurate the quarterfinal league. It's a big boost for the tournament," a Bengal Hockey Association official said about Ganguly who is co-owner of city ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata.

Defending champions Army XI, runners up Indian Oil along with other two last year's semi-finalists Air India, ONGC will fight it out against four qualifiers in the main round of the tournament that will conclude on December 4.

The preliminary leg began today at the SAI astroturf.