NEW DELHI, April 20: BCCI Ombudsman Justice DK Jain has sought a written submission from Sourav Ganguly after Saturday�s hearing, even as the Board put its weight firmly behind the former India skipper in the alleged conflict of interest case.
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 dual role as an advisor of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals as well as Cricket Advisory Committee member.
The BCCI termed that the former India captain�s alleged conflict of interest comes under the �tractable category� which could be sorted without much fuss and with �full disclosure�.
According to the BCCI�s constitution clause 38 (3) (a): �Tractable conflicts are those that are resolvable or permissible or excusable through recusal of the individual concerned and-or-with full disclosure of the interest involved.�
It is learnt that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) does not want Ganguly to be penalised if he makes �full disclosure�.
�Agreed that he resigned from IPL technical committee and Governing Council after the sub-committees were dissolved when new constitution came into force. Yes, he is still a part of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) but that committee has met only twice in four years,� a senior BCCI official privy to the development told PTI.
�How can we stop him from performing his professional activities as a cricketer? Let the Ombudsman decide as this could be sorted without any problem. If full disclosure is made, the BCCI sees no harm in continuing in all three posts. If Ombudsman feels otherwise, he may have to resign from two of three posts,� the official said. � PTI