Conflict of interest complaint over Sourav Ganguly’s two roles, with CAB, Delhi

Written by Vipin Darwade

On Saturday, the BCCI ombudsman DK Jain received two complaints that Sourav Ganguly is conflicted in his role as Delhi Capitals advisor, while serving as the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president.

Particularly, Ganguly’s involvement in the Kolkata Knight Riders versus Delhi Capitals game on April 12 at Eden Gardens has been put under the scanner. Ranjit Kr. Seal and Bhaswati Santua, two Bengal residents, have separately sent their complaints to Justice (Retd) Jain.

“I would also like to draw your kind attention that on 12th April, 2019 (inadvertently quoted 12th May, 2019 in my earlier e-mail), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capital (sic) Match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR is the local franchisee, who are (sic) closely associated with the Cricket Association of Bengal, more so, Sri Sourav Ganguly is the President of CAB.

“On the other hand, Sri Sourav Ganguly, is an Advisor of Delhi Capital (sic). Sir, is it practically possible – in one hand CAB President is supporting in all aspects to the local franchisee to conduct the match administratively and in another way, CAB President is sitting with the team officials of Delhi Capitals as an Advisor. Sir, will it not attract any conflict of interest,” Seal wrote in his letter accessed by The Sunday Express.

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