Playing Cricket is Tougher Than Administration, Says Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly officially took charge as joint-secretary of Cricket Association of Bengal and said unlike in cricket, one gets several opportunities in sports administration.

Updated: August 02, 2014 22:15 IST
  • Total Shares
Sourav Ganguly CAB
Sourav Ganguly has assured that he would give sufficient time to his role as a cricket administrator.

Kolkata: In his first day in office as Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary, former India captain Sourav Ganguly today 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. (Also read: Ganguly feels India need fresh ideas in England)

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."

Ganguly was elected unopposed in absentia as he was busy doing commentary in the India-England Southampton Test. He returned on Friday to take over the charge Saturday evening.

For the latest Cricket news , Score, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and get the NDTV Cricket app for Android or iOS

Leave a comment