Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly wants to buy I-League team
Pune: After MS Dhoni, it is Sourav Ganguly who is creating a buzz in the Indian football circle. According to sources, the former India cricket captain is interested in owning an I-League team and is also keen to bid for the IMG-Reliance league franchise.
“The IMG-Reliance bidding is likely to be held in the last week of September in Mumbai. It will be good for the game if celebrities like Dhoni and Ganguly come forth in supporting the beautiful game,” said the source.
World’s top footballers - David Beckham, Michael Owen, Raul Gonzalez and Thierry Henry could be some of the big names in the proposed IPL-style football league. These players are reportedly working with IMG in different projects to promote the game.
Apart from the fellow cricketers, filmstars Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham also desired to invest in the new football league promoted by All India Football Federation (AIFF) and IMG- Reliance.