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BCCI Ombudsman reserves decision in Sourav Ganguly conflict of interest issue

BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) D K Jain has sought a written submission from Sourav Ganguly and the three complainants in the alleged Conflict of Interest case against the the former India captain. Three Bengal-based cricket fans — Bhaswati Shantua, Abhijeet Mukherjee and Ranjit Seal — had alleged that Ganguly’s duty as Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president is in direct conflict with his role as an advisor of IPL franchise, Delhi Capitals.

The Ombudsman, who is also the Ethics Officer, heard senior Supreme Court advocate Biswanath Chatterjee and complainant Ranjit Seal as well as Ganguly for close to three and a half hours.

“I have heard both the parties as well as the BCCI and will soon give my order. However since hearing is over as per principles of natural justice, both parties can give their written submissions before the final order is pronounced,” Justice Jain said after the meeting.

When asked if there is a timeline, he said: “Of course, there is a timeline. I can’t tell you what happened as the matter is sub-judice. But the order will come out soon.” Ganguly, on his part, said that the “meeting went off well” before leaving the premises.

First Published:
Apr 20, 2019 17:37 IST

Source: HindustanTimes