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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly "might take a major step towards his first love" -- football, according to INDIA TODAY. The Prince of Kolkata "has been reportedly toying with the idea of buying a franchise in the ambitious IPL-style football league." According to media reports, the former Indian skipper "has shown a keen interest in the upcoming IMG-Reliance football league and is looking forward to owning a franchise." The IMG-Reliance bidding for the eight teams "is scheduled in the last week of September" (INDIA TODAY, 8/29).
A restructure of the football department at National Rugby League club Wests Tigers "was presented to the board" Thursday night with head coach Mick Potter asking for a few more staff, according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. Speculation Potter would lose his job after just one season was, Potter said, "just that." Potter presented it to the board with CEO Grant Mayer Thursday night. That does not mean, however, that the board "will accept all his recommendations." It is understood "there is still some division over whether Potter is the right man for the job" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 8/30).