The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ombudsman DK Jain who is also the ethics officer, issued notice to Delhi Capital advisor and current President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) over conflict of interest.
Sourav Ganguly is currently serving as the advisor of Delhi Capitals with Ricky Ponting as their coach.The move follows a letter to Jain, a former judge of the Supreme Court, by two fans who alleged that Ganguly will attract the provisions of a conflict of interest when Delhi travel to play Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, April 12.
“Yes, I have received a complaint about Ganguly. Today I have issued a notice to him seeking his views on the matter and he has one week to send a reply. Once I get his reply, we’ll see how we can proceed in the matter and if he should be summoned for a meeting or not,” Jain confirmed to CricketNext on Tuesday.
Ganguly had said last month that he took up the role only after consultation with the CoA. “There is absolutely no conflict of interest. I resigned from the IPL Governing Council earlier. I have spoken to the CoA too before committing myself to the role,” Ganguly was quoted as saying.