The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly will be a director in the Indian Super League club ATK-Mohun Bagan, the merged entity after the ATK owner
Sanjiv Goenka had acquired 80% share of the historic Kolkata club. ATK co-owner and director Utsav Parekh has confirmed the appointment of Ganguly in the board of ATK-Mohun Bagan.
“Ganguly is one of the team co-owners and is 100 per cent eligible to become a director. We will meet on July 10 for the first time to finalise our name, jersey and logo,” Pareksh has told national news agency PTI.
ATK principal co-owner Goenka has also been formally included in the new entity along with Ganguly. The ATK-Mohun Bagan Private Limited was initially registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs with only five board members – Parekh, Mohun Bagan duo of Srinjoy Bose and Debashish Dutta, along with Gautam Ray and Sanjeev Mehra.
“It was just a formality, a paperwork to start the venture officially. Even (team principal owner) Goenka was not part of the Board then. We have inducted him along with Ganguly,” Parekh said..
Before the merger, ATK had won the ISL title thrice while Mohun Bagan had lifted I-League trophy twice.