After meeting his former teammate and director of National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, in Bengaluru, Sourav Ganguly headed back, and, at the Bengaluru airport, his fans mobbed him for selfies and autographs
Bengaluru: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly recently took charge as the president of BCCI. He has received a lot of support in his new innings and continues to be loved by his fans be it in any part of India. On Wednesday night (October 30) too it was no different.
After meeting his former teammate and director of National Cricket Academy, Rahul Dravid, in Bengaluru, Ganguly headed back, and, at the Bengaluru airport, his fans mobbed him for selfies and autographs.
Ganguly took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to thank his fans for showering him with love in Bengaluru.
At the check in airport of bangalore .. love of people makes u feel so grateful pic.twitter.com/FDP2fwzg6W— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 30, 2019
The “Prince of Calcutta” posted a picture where he is seen taking a selfie with fans and captioned it, “At the check in airport of bangalore .. love of people makes u feel so grateful.”
Earlier, the 47-year-old Ganguly met Dravid at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium to discuss the roadmap to revive the institution.
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The two former Indian cricketers reviewed a road map to take the academy to a new level.
Ganguly, along with NCA officials, also visited the proposed land for building a new NCA facility in Bengaluru.
The cricket governing body has got an additional 15 acres of land from the Karnataka government for setting up the Centre of Excellence near the international airport here.
BCCI had completed the 25-acre deal with the state government in May. The total area of the facility is now 40 acres.
Currently, the NCA is situated adjacent to the Chinnaswamy Stadium and it has been criticised for becoming just a 'rehabilitation centre'.
For over a couple of years now, the BCCI has been planning to find an alternate location to build the NCA with state-of-the-art facilities.
The land allocated for the NCA is a stone's throw away from the Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli. It should be adequate for three grounds, apart from indoor nets, administrative buildings, and the hostels. The land allotted is said to be on a 99-year lease.
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Last Updated Oct 31, 2019, 10:21 AM IST