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5 masterstrokes by Sourav Ganguly as an administrator

Sourav Ganguly has been quite prolific in his career after retirement from playing. Here's a look at 5 areas in which he's proved his mettle

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Top 5 / Top 10 01 Jan 2016, 17:21 IST
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Saurav Ganguly has proved himself beyond the pitchSourav Ganguly will go down in the history books as one of the most prolific cricketers India has ever produced. However, he isn't quite ready to retire from his role in shaping sports in India just yet. There have been innumerable instances where sports has had to take a back seat to politics. Conflicts of interest between what's right for the game and what is right for the interested party politically, is a conflict which has been waged for ages. Often times sports have had to suffer, as those in power administratively and politically have always had leverage. The problem is usually that the people in power may not come from the background of the very sport whose cause they are supposed to champion.Enter, Dada. After retiring from the sport, some cricketers choose to exclusively become television personalities, some choose to disappear from the spotlight, and others just fail to make a impact off the field the way they did on it. Sourav Ganguly is one of the few who is making waves after his retirement as well. Here is a look at 5 master strokes by Sourav Ganguly as an administrator.

#1 Atletico de Kolkata

Ganguly’s team has seen a high level of success

Football worshippers in Kolkata could be divided in two groups, those who frantically support Mohun Bagan, and the rest who frantically support their arch rivals East Bengal. It is not an easy task to find common ground or a unifying factor between the two. In the city of Kolkata, ther may be only a couple of people able to bridge that divide. Sourav Ganguly, Dada, is one of those ubermensch. The city of Kolkata unites steadfast behind Atletico De Kolkata thanks in part because it unites behind Sourav Ganguly. He owns it as part of Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd which also consists of Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh, and Spanish La Liga side Atletico de Madrid.

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