Former Indian Cricket Team captain Sourav Ganguly who is currently holding on the position of CAB president as well as Delhi Capitals’ advisor, could step down from Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). This comes after the Chief Executive Officer of BCCI, Rahul Johri has asked the Ombudsman DK Jain to examine the dual role of Ganguly as a member of CAC. Johri said on the development, “one individual cannot occupy the posts of ‘Office Bearer of a Member’ and be in ‘governance, management or employment of a Franchisee’ at a single point of time. Therefore, an instance of conflict of interest could be said to have arisen.”
Former Justice DK Jain summoned the 46-year-old retired cricketer to depose in front of BCCI in order to sought the rising issues over his dual role as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and Delhi Capitals advisor. Moreover, three complainants from West Bengal namely Bhaswati Santua, Ranjit Seal and Abhijeet Mukherjee raised the questions on Ganguly that how he has been allowed to sit during the match of Delhi Capitals against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 12 after being the chief of CAB. After this Ganguly has made it very clear that if required then he will resign from the role to avoid such conflicts.
As per the BCCI’s CEO Rahul Johri, Ganguly could continue his job as the advisor of Delhi Capitals only if he made the full disclosure. Earlier in the last month, Delhi Capitals appointed Sourav Ganguly as their advisor for the 12th edition of Indian Premier League.
Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals will next take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians on Thursday in front of the home crowd at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.