Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has opened up on his plans after his stint with the cricket's apex body ended with World-cup winning all-rounder Roger Binny succeeding him as the board president. In his recent interaction with reporters, Ganguly informed that he would be back as Director of ATK Mohun Bagan, adding that he wants to relive those old memories while playing for the ISL club.
Ganguly stepped down from the Board of Directors of the Sanjiv Goenka-owned ISL club, ATK-Mohun Bagan, back in October 2021. Notably, Ganguly had been part of Atletico-Kolkata since the inaugural edition of the ISL in 2014. The club was later rechristened ATK before merging with the iconic Mohun Bagan.
"I was part of the ATK Mohun Bagan. I will be back as a Director of ATK Mohun Bagan. I just remembered the year. I am nostalgic after entering the Mohun Bagan Club. Its infrastructure, its ground, is incredible. I played for many years at this club. I played for nearly nine years," he told reporters after visiting Mohun Bagan club.
He also admitted that he is highly impressed with how the club has improved significantly. Former India cricketer and captain further added that he would also witness the Kolkata football derby match of ISL on the 29 October 2022. He further informed that he would be visiting Yuva Bharati Krirangan to see the Kolkata Derby match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Emami East Bengal.
"I will also go to witness FIFA World Cup. I played cricket, but I have a deep love for football," said Ganguly. While commenting on the AIFF's new president, Ganguly said that Indian football has become more professional and will generate revenue in the coming days. "We have very big footballers like Sunil Chettri. AIFF President is now a footballer. It's good. I hope he will do good work," Ganguly responded when he was asked about the new AIFF president," said Ganguly.