Ahmedabad: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been embroiled in trouble by sharing his own picture on social media. Ganguly is once again being accused of conflict of interest. After becoming BCCI president in October last year, He had quit as a mentor of IPL team Delhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals). However, he has once again come into controversies because of this.
He is once again being accused of conflict of interest, though the former Indian captain has termed all such allegations as baseless. Sourav Ganguly is the brand ambassador of JSW Cement and that has become very difficult for him.
Questions are raised on Ganguly as he is the brand ambassador of JSW Cement
In fact, JSW Sports owns the IPL team Delhi Capitals. JSW Sports is part of JSW Group. Besides JSW Sports, THE GMR Group also has a partnership with Delhi Capitals. In the caption of the image he shared on his Instagram, He described himself as the brand ambassador of JSW Cements. JSW Cement is also part of the JSW Group. However, former Delhi Capitals mentor Saurav does not think there is any issue of conflict of interest in any way.
Ganguly tells allegations are baseless
Sourav Ganguly said, ‘Delhi Capitals is owned by JSW Sports, which I have no connection with. I don’t think JSW Cement is part of Delhi Capitals or their sponsor. I don’t see anything wrong. If I had been associated with that group’s cricket, it would have been an issue,’ he said.
According to the website of JSW Group, Partha Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, is also the chairman of the cricket wing of the same group. He is seen with the team during the auction, while also appearing in the dugout during matches
At the same time, Ganguly, associated with this group, participates in the IPL Council meeting, due to which there is a charge of conflict of interest. According to the regulations, no one can belong to any other institution that has any relation with cricket while in the BCCI official position.
It is considered a matter of conflict of interest and the officer has to leave the post.