How do I affect? Sourav Ganguly on conflict of interest issue regarding his role as brand ambassador


Before taking over the high-profile job of BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly had in October 2019 knowledgeable that he has resigned from the place of Delhi Capitals mentor however the former India captain nonetheless stays the brand ambassador of JSW Cement.

This has raised some eyebrows and questions have being raised towards Sourav Ganguly. On Saturday, the southpaw uploaded two Instagram photos sporting JSW Cement t-shirt. “At work .. JSW cement ..Start Strong Grow Stronger …#jsw cement,” Ganguly captioned one of the photographs.

JSW Sports, the sports activities arm of the enterprise conglomerate JSW Group, together with GMR Group personal the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals. Ganguly had served as the workforce mentor of a younger Delhi Capitals workforce In 2019 season and in addition helped the workforce to qualify for the playoffs stage after 7 years.

Sourav had responded to the questions and clarified that his role as the brand ambassador of JSW Cement is in no method linked with his role as the BCCI president. The 47-year-old mentioned that he was not holding any influencing energy to tinker with the cricketing issues of Delhi Capitals.

“How do I influence? I am not brand ambassador of JSW Sports (which handles Delhi Capitals in IPL). I don’t think the cement company is a sponsor of the (Delhi Capitals) team. I don’t see any conflict in it. I am not associated with their cricket; had I been, it would have been a conflict,” Sourav Ganguly instructed whereas talking to The Sunday Express.

Earlier, Sourav Ganguly had forfeited his role as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) earlier than taking over the job of BCCI president on October 23, 2019.

“Conflict is an issue whether or not you’ll truly get the perfect cricketers within the system. You aren’t too positive as they are going to produce other choices and since if they arrive into this method and never get to do one thing which is their livelihood, then it will get troublesome to be half of the system. It must be regarded into.

“If you look at all the appointments that have happened in various forms — whether it is the NCA or CAC or the appointment of batting, fielding coaches, there has been issue with everything. Then come to commentators or IPL. This needs to be sorted as it is another very serious issue in Indian cricket,” Ganguly had earlier instructed whereas making his views clear on the ‘one person, one position’ coverage.

What does the BCCI structure says on conflict of interest issue?

“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 associates has an interest. This is to include cases where family members, partners or close associates are in positions that may, or may be seen to compromise an individual’s participation, performance and discharge of roles.”

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