Indian Olympic Affiliation Secretary Normal Rajeev Mehta has written to Ganguly, requesting him to be India’s Goodwill Ambassador in Tokyo Olympics which might be held between July 24 to August 9.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Reuters Picture)
- Your affiliation will encourage younger athletes taking part in 2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOA
- As an administrator you could have at all times nurtured younger expertise: IOA
- Sachin Tendulkar was one of many Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 Rio Olympics
The Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) has requested BCCI President and former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly to be the Goodwill Ambassador of Group India to the Olympic Video games in Tokyo this yr.
In a letter accessed by IANS, IOA Secretary Normal Rajeev Mehta has written to Ganguly extending the honour to be the identical on the Video games which might be held in Tokyo between July 24 to August 9.
“We predict participation of about 100-200 athletes throughout 14-16 sports activities disciplines at Tokyo 2020. Group is a mixture of senior athletes in addition to kids who’re making their debut on the Olympic Video games.
“You might be an inspiration for a billion individuals, particularly the youth. As an administrator you could have at all times nurtured younger expertise. We’re hopeful that your affiliation with Group India to the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 could be a lift for our younger athletes and a privilege for the Olympic motion in India,” the letter learn.
“We hope you’ll generously prolong your assist for Group India to the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020,” it added.
At Rio Video games in 2016, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, actor Salman Khan and music composer A.R. Rahman have been named the Goodwill Ambassadors.