"There is no conflict of interest," says Sourav Ganguly to the BCCI Ombudsman for his double role



CGB Chairman and Delhi Capital Counselor Sourav Ganguly replied to the BCCI Ombudsman and DK Jain Ombudsman, explaining that there is no conflict of interest in his double role, as claimed by the three fans of cricket.

The Ombudsman asked Ganguly to make his point of view on conflicts of interest claims in his role as IPL Delhi Capitals advisor while serving as CAB chairman.

Ganguly told PTI that he had sent his answer to Judge Jain on April 6, making his position clear.

"In my respect, there is no direct or indirect interest, compromise of roles, trade conflicts, a previous relationship or a position of influence within the meaning of the BCCI Constitution that can prevent my involvement with the capitals of Delhi," wrote Ganguly according to Letter Quotes is available with PTI.

The former captain of India said he was not a member of any committee overseeing the organization of the ongoing Indian Premier League.

"At present, I have no or no seat at the BCCI, nor am I a member of the BCCI Apex Council, nor a member of the career or member of any cricket committee constituted by the BCCI under its Constitution," Ganguly wrote.

"I am not also connected to the administration, administration or operation of IPL as a member of any of the committees or other organizational units set up by BCCI in relation to IPL.

"I was previously a member of the BCCI Technical Committee, IPL Technical Committee and IPL Board of Directors, resigned and / or withdrew from all these Committees, I am not a member of a committee / board / entity having control or supervisory authority; IPL management or administration powers, "he further explained in his letter.

Ganguly also insisted he is not linked to the IPL Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in any capacity.

"Kalkata Knight Riders (KKR) is a franchise cricket team owned by Red Chilies Entertainment Private Limited, which is a company incorporated under the Companies Act of 1956. I am neither a shareholder nor a manager of the aforementioned company or, in any case, said company, "says Gangwui.

Earlier, three West Bengal cricketers, Ranjit Seal, Abhijeet Mukherjee and Bhaswati Shantua in separate statements to justice D K Jain had questioned the role of Ganguly as counsel for Delhi Capitals when he is still CAB chairman.

His critics at the BCCI believe that Ganguly, as chairman of the CAB, will be in control of the local curator without using a neutral curator this time.

The fight between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals is scheduled to take place in Calcutta on April 12.