IOA requests Sourav Ganguly to be India's goodwill ambassador in Tokyo 2020

KOLKATA: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has requested BCCI President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Be the goodwill ambassador of the India team at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta He has written to Ganguly extending the honor of being the same at the Games to be held in Tokyo between July 24 and August 9.

We expect the participation of around 100-200 athletes in 14-16 sports disciplines in Tokyo 2020. The team is a mix of senior and young athletes who are making their debut at the Olympic Games.

You are an inspiration to a billion people, especially young people. As an administrator, you have always encouraged young talent. We hope that your partnership with the India Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a boost for our young athletes and a privilege. for the Olympic movement in India, the letter said.

We hope you will generously extend your support to the Indian Team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, he added.

At the Rio Games in 2016, the legend of cricket Sachin Tendulkar , Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra , actor Salman Khan and music composer AR Rahman were appointed Goodwill Ambassadors.