MONEY TALKS: Sourav GangulyMUMBAI Sourav Ganguly knows what he wants. And how to get it. Even before his three-year contract with celebrity management company Percept D’Mark ended in September, the Indian skipper was scouting for a better deal than the Rs 30 crore on offer for the next five years.,MONEY TALKS: Sourav GangulyMUMBAI Sourav Ganguly knows what he wants. And how to get it. Even before his three-year contract with celebrity management company Percept D’Mark ended in September, the Indian skipper was scouting for a better deal than the Rs 30 crore on offer for the next five years. When news of negotiations with World Sports Nimbus made the headlines, Percept D’Mark moved court declaring that it held the “right to match” any offer from another agency. And match they did.Percept is reportedly offering Ganguly Rs 45 crore for a five-year contract with them – a mighty Rs 15 crore hike from the original offer. Also the rather ambiguous promise to create “global opportunities” for the Indian captain. “We have renewed our marriage,” says Joint MD Shailendra Singh dryly.With marriage comes commitment and Ganguly must commit at least 100 days a year to Percept if they are to make him the kind of money he wants. All this provided he’s still playing for India till 2008.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas faltered when it mattered most and dropped a 70-78 decision to Iran in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers Monday night before a stunned crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.The Filipinos took an eight point lead in the fourth quarter but it only set up a spirited comeback from the Iranians led by their prolific swingman Mohammad Jamshidi.ADVERTISEMENT Another case filed vs Cardema SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds But the Iranians, who beat the Philippines, 81-73, in Tehran three months ago, kept their composure and ended the game on a 9-0 run. Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe MOST READ Torres eyes bounce back win vs tough Yamaguchi in ONE: Destiny of Champions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a heartbreaking and costly loss for the Philippines, which slipped to fourth place in Group F after going 0-2 at home following a stunning loss to Kazakhstan last Friday.Jayson Castro led Gilas Pilipinas with 19 points in just his first game back after serving a three-game suspension for his involvement in the brawl with Australia last July while Christian Standhardinger added 17 points and eight rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefJamshidi, who is no stranger to playing in Manila after playing for the Meralco Bolts as an import back in 2016, led all scorers with 26 points, most of which coming after Iran trailed, 52-60.Gilas, which blew a golden opportunity to force a three-way tie with Iran and Japan in second place, was up, 70-69, after June Mar Fajardo followed up a miss by Castro with 1:05 remaining. View comments