Sourav Ganguly is making news and quite regularly

17 Jul

Sourav Ganguly surely has not lost his habit of making news and remaining in the public eye even after retirement from international cricket.

He has his plate full and no body is doubting that! First, he showed that he is there to stay in the cricket world by signing up with ESPN for a short stint at the commentary box during the World Twenty20 tournament in England.

Then he made his intentions clearer by declaring that he wants to join cricket administration in West Bengal so that he can do his bit for the development of cricket in the state.

souravAt some point, I will find a way to get into the CAB where people have known me since I was a kid,” Ganguly told Times of India. “I am convinced that I can play a positive role. Having played the game at the highest level and being part of the system, I know what it takes to make a difference. I intend to take it step by step.”

Although he is not contesting against Dalmiya for the president’s job this time, Sourav is likely to be part of the new 40 member working committee of CAB that he is shortly to be constituted after the AGM due shortly.

Sourav was also in news for comments made on him and other Indian cricketer’s by Buchanan in his recently released book. He also starred in a celebrity charity football match recently for the benefit of Aila victims in West Bengal.

The former India cricket added another feather to his cap when he was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Central Lancashire.

Ganguly was conferred the fellowship for his “unparalleled determination coupled with grit and talent”.

“It is a huge honour. When I came to know about this a few months ago, I felt proud and I’m happy to be here,” Ganguly said after personally receiving the fellowship from Dharma Kovvuri, acting dean of UCLAN management faculty, yesterday at Lancashire.

And now he has also run into some problems with local residents and a NGO group going on hunger strike against his new school project in Salt Lake, Kolkata.

External Links : Read the hurdles in Ganguly’s way to the top job at BCCI http://www.indianexpress.com/news/in-numbers-game-ganguly-struggles/487126/

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