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Diego Maradona to play ‘Match of Unity’ on 9th October

MATCH FOR UNITY

Date: 9th October 2-17

Venue: Aditya School of Sports, Barasat, West Bengal

Description: Football legend Diego Maradona will play the ‘Match for Unity’ against former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly in Barasat near Kolkata. Apart from the left-handed batsman, former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta have confirmed their availability for the charity match.

“After much effort and an unforeseen change of date due to pressing obligations on Diego Maradona’s part we are delighted to announce that we have obtained all the necessary permissions and clearances necessary for the occasion,” a statement from the organisers read.

Mohun Bagan forward Sony Norde and the club’s former greats Chima Okorie, Jose Ramirez Barreto and Odafa Okolie will also be rubbing shoulders with the Argentine legend. Former India players Prasun Banerjee, Carlton Chapman and Dipendu Biswas will also take part in the match.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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