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Ganguly backs youngsters

LONDON: After his brilliant century against Kent failed to save Glamorgan from its sixth defeat in seven matches, the Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, admitted it would be difficult to stave off relegation but emphasised the need to back the youngsters in the side.

Ganguly, who scored 69 in the first innings and 142 in the second, said the century meant little for him as it failed to help Glamorgan avert yet another defeat.

``The team has not played well, batting and bowling were bad,'' he told BBC.

Ganguly said: ``This is a young side but we have to keep backing them and make them believe that they're good enough to do well,'' he said.

Coach John Derrick and captain Robert Croft had the full support of the entire squad, Ganguly said. ``Everyone's behind the coach and captain,'' he said. — UNI

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