New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been asked by BCCI ombudsman Justice D K Jain to respond to conflict of interest charges against him.
Ganguly, who is currently serving as the team advisor of Delhi Capitals, is also the president of Cricket Association of Bengal - due to which the charges have come about. Jain confirmed that Ganguly has been given seven days to respond, according to cricbuzz report.
The complaints have been raised by three cricket fans - Bhaswati Santua, Ranjit Seal and Abhijeet Mukherjee - questioning his presence in the Delhi Capitals dugout when they play in Eden Gardens against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 12. Jain, however, mentioned that he is not concerned with any specific match and wants Ganguly to clear his stand on the issue on the whole.
"I am not concerned about any specific match. It's a general complaint about his alleged Conflict of Interest and he needs to clear his stand," said Jain.
Ganguly's role as CAB president and advisor of an IPL franchise could be a violation of clause 38 (4) of the BCCI constitution that states clearly that no individual can hold two (out of 16 mentioned) positions at the same time, of which are Team official, any person who is in governance, management or employment of a franchisee (Delhi Capitals in this case) and office bearer.(UNI)