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Kolkata: Aug 2, 2014
In his first day in office as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint-secretary, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said playing cricket was “tougher” than wearing the administrator’s hat.
“In cricket, you get only one life but here you’ll get opportunities. I’ve a very good team headed by Jagmohan Dalmiya, we have to work together. It’s a different feeling to sit on this chair,” Ganguly said remembering his late father Chandidas Ganguly who was also a CAB joint-secretary.
The 42-year-old, who also co-owns football franchise Atletico de Kolkata besides doing occasional commentary, spent about two hours and met Dalmiya to begin a new innings in cricket administration.
Asked how would he do justice to his role, Ganguly said: “If Mukesh Ambani can run so many companies together, why can’t I? I’ll have to be in my hometown for both football and CAB. I’ll be away only for a few months (for commentary)…”
He is known for his cricketing acumen on the field and Ganguly has already envisaged many a things to develop cricket in Bengal.
“I’ve some plans in my mind but I’ll take about four-five months to get them implemented. The priorities would be to develop the wicket and give special attention on players’ selection.”
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