BCCI president Sourav Ganguly steps down ATKMB to avoid conflict of interest

The former Indian cricket skipper has learnt to initiated the process of hand over his role from ATK Mohun Bagan

The president for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly who is also the director at ATK Mohun Bagan, has decided to step down from his position in the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise to keep away anyconflict of interest.

 

Ganguly's decision comes days after RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, a corporate major based in Kolkata won the bid for the Lucknow IPL franchise for a record sum of rupees 7,090 crore.

 

RP Sanjiv Goenka, while in a conversation with a leading broadcaster said, "Well, I think he is going to step down from Mohun Bagan completely. I think today. It is for Sourav to make the announcement. I mean, sorry. I think I pre-empted it."

 

The former Indian cricket skipper has learnt to initiated the process of hand over his role from ATK Mohun Bagan, the city-based heavyweights where he also has a stake.

 

As per to the BCCI constitution, the conflict of interest states, "When the BCCI, a Member, the IPL or a Franchisee enter into contractual arrangements with entities in which the individual concerned or his/her relative, partner or close associate has an interest."

 

This rule further includes cases where family members, partners or close associates are in position that they may not, or may be seen to compromise as an individual’s participation, performance and the discharge of roles.

 

Sourav Ganguly was dragged into conflict of interest controversy earlier in 2019, when he was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and worked as an advisor for Delhi Capitals.

 

The president for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly who is also the director at ATK Mohun Bagan, has decided to step down from his position in the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise to keep away anyconflict of interest.

 

Ganguly's decision comes days after RP Sanjiv Goenka Group, a corporate major based in Kolkata won the bid for the Lucknow IPL franchise for a record sum of rupees 7,090 crore.

 

RP Sanjiv Goenka, while in a conversation with a leading broadcaster said, "Well, I think he is going to step down from Mohun Bagan completely. I think today. It is for Sourav to make the announcement. I mean, sorry. I think I pre-empted it."

 

The former Indian cricket skipper has learnt to initiated the process of hand over his role from ATK Mohun Bagan, the city-based heavyweights where he also has a stake.

 

As per to the BCCI constitution, the conflict of interest states, "When the BCCI, a Member, the IPL or a Franchisee enter into contractual arrangements with entities in which the individual concerned or the relative, partner has an interest."

 

This rule further includes cases where family members, partners or close associates are in position that they may not, or may be seen to compromise as an individual’s participation, performance and the discharge of roles.

 

Sourav Ganguly was dragged into conflict of interest controversy earlier in 2019, when he was the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and worked as an advisor for Delhi Capitals.

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