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BCCI's ombudsman asks for action against Sourav Ganguly's conflict of interest

BCCI's ombudsman asks for action against Sourav Ganguly's conflict of interest - The Office of Ombudsman appointed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will deal with the matters of conflict of interest arising in Indian cricket.

They have written a mail to the board president Shashank Manohar and present chief operating officer of Indian Premier League (IPL) Ratnakar Shetty to investigate the matter of multiple roles played by Sourav Ganguly in the administration.

Former Justice A P Shah CI- appointed Ombudsman has agreed to give BCCI- appointed Ombudsman to Manohar and Shetty two weeks' time to examine the accusation of Ganguly coming within the conflict zone.

Currently, Ganguly is the president of Cricket Association on Bengal and member of IPL governing council. He is also the director of Sports Company that holds football franchise in Indian Super League (ISL). Sanjiv Goenka the owner of RPG, who co-owns one of the sports franchise in ISL also is now the holder of IPL franchise Pune through a recently launched subsidiary New Rising.

The Office of Ombudsman has asked BCCI to give the contact details of Ganguly at the earliest to communicate with him directly. In this particular case, president Manohar has emphatically stated that he doesn't see any conflict in Ganguly being a business partner with the owner of an IPL franchise while also being a member of the IPL Governing Council.