New Delhi: BCCI Ombudsman Justice (Retd) D k Jain has summoned Sourav Ganguly for a hearing on 20 April over an alleged conflict of interest situation bobbing up out of his twin role as Cricket association of Bengal president and Delhi Capitals advisor.

Coincidentally, Delhi Capitals are scheduled to play Kings XI Punjab on the Feroz Shah Kotla on 20 April.

The Committee of administrators (CoA), via BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, has requested the Ombudsman "to allow" Ganguly to preserve in his dual role, furnished he makes "complete disclosures" of his interests.


however, the BCCI notice also stated that the Ombudsman desires to "observe" Ganguly's twin role as "member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC)" in addition to DC marketing consultant.

3 Bengal-based totally cricket enthusiasts – Bhaswati Shantua, Abhijeet Mukherjee and Ranjit Seal – had alleged that Ganguly's obligation as a country association president is in direct war together with his role as an marketing consultant of an IPL franchise.

"The events may additionally seem earlier than the Ethics Officer, BCCI for a non-public hearing on 20.Four.2019 at 11 am, at New Delhi at the venue, which will be communicated through the BCCI to the parties herein, by using e-mail, on or before 19.Four.2019," Justice Jain intimated to Ganguly's felony counsel in an email that's in possession of PTI.

Justice Jain has additionally summoned Shantua, Seal and Mukherjee for depositions in individual as in keeping with ideas of herbal justice.

the former India captain, in a written affidavit via his felony counsel, had refuted the charge.

"If the parties fail to appear earlier than the Ethics Officer on the stated date, it'll be presumed that the parties do no longer wish to avail of the possibility of personal hearing, and the Ethics Officer shall proceed to decide the complaint on the basis of the responses of the parties filed by way of the events with the aid of 20.4.2019," the Ombudsman wrote.

"there's a grey vicinity inside the examples of battle of hobby said in the charter," a senior BCCI legit said.

Johri in his letter quoted Rule 38(four) of the BCCI constitution that states that "one man or woman can't occupy the posts of "office Bearer of a Member" and be in "governance, management or employment of a Franchisee" at a unmarried point of time. Therefore, an instance of struggle of interest can be stated to have arisen."

on the same time even though, the BCCI CEO made it clean that there may be no "straitjacket components which may be applied".

"consequently, after examining the role and obligations of Mr. Ganguly as President of the CAB in conjunction together with his function as advisor to the Delhi Capitals franchisee, a decision on this regard can be taken.

"in addition, Mr. Ganguly's role as a member of the CAC similarly to being an advisor to the Delhi Capitals franchisee may be examined to see whether or not the struggle of hobby is tractable or intractable."

Johri concluded with the aid of stating that if complete disclosures are made, Ganguly, for his "good sized knowledge", need to be allowed to preserve.

"If it's far found that the battle of interest may be resolved by complete disclosure and through direction to the involved man or woman to recuse himself from performing such functions vested in him that are in any manner related with or related to his different role/post, Mr. Ganguly can be authorized to perform all his contemporary roles given that his cricketing understanding and enjoy is invaluable for the development of the talent and sport of cricket in India.

"The BCCI can be guided with the aid of any decision taken via your suitable self in this remember," Johri said within the mail.