Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has decided to resign as the director of ATK Mohun Bagan to avoid any conflict of interest situation. He took this decision on the dispute regarding the company that got the ownership of the team in the auction of the new IPL team Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
According to information received from reliable sources, Sourav has started the process of stepping down. ATK Mohun Bagan, a football team owned by RPSG Ventures Ltd, had placed a record bid of Rs 7,090 crore for the Lucknow franchise of IPL. Saurav is a director as well as a shareholder of ATK Mohun Bagan. There were reports that CPC Capital has invested heavily in betting and gambling companies. In this situation, handing over a new team to a company that is interested in betting and gambling would not be risk-free for BCCI.
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Sources said that Sourav will not hold any post in ATK Mohun Bagan as long as he remains the BCCI President. When RPSG vice-president Sanjeev Goenka was asked about this, he indicated this and said, “I think Sourav will completely withdraw from ATK Mohun Bagan.” Goenka, however, had also said that Sourav would make an announcement in this regard.
It is worth mentioning that after assuming the post of BCCI President, he had to end all his relations with IPL franchise team Delhi Capitals. Ganguly stepped down as the team’s mentor after the conflict of interest surfaced.