Conflict of interest: Ombudsman summons Ganguly

The BCCI ombudsman, Justice (Retd.) D.K. Jain, has summoned Sourav Ganguly for a hearing on April 20 over an alleged conflict of interest situation arising out of his dual role as Cricket Association of Bengal president and Delhi Capitals advisor.

The Committee of Administrators through BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has requested the ombudsman “to allow” Ganguly to continue in his dual role, provided he makes “full disclosures” of his interests.

However, the BCCI note also stated that the Ombudsman needs to “examine” Ganguly’s dual role as “member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC)” as well as DC advisor.

Three Bengal-based cricket fans had alleged that Ganguly’s duty as a State association president is in direct conflict with his role as an advisor of an IPL franchise. The former India captain, in a written affidavit through his legal counsel, had refuted the charge.

Justice Jain has also summoned the fans for depositions in person as per principles of natural justice.


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