BCCI president Sourav Ganguly likely to step down as director of ATK Mohun Bagan
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is expected to step down from the post of director at ATK Mohun Bagan.
The decision is aimed at avoiding any conflict of interest that may arise out of RP Sanjiv Goenka Group winning the bid for Lucknow IPL franchise with INR 7,090 crore.
The development comes days after Kolkata-based corporate giant RP Sanjiv Goenka Group won the bid for the Lucknow IPL franchise for a record sum of ₹7,090 crores. The group owns the majority stake in the Kolkata-based football club.
"Well, I think he is going to step down from Mohun Bagan completely. It is for Sourav to make the announcement. I mean, sorry. I think I pre-empted it," Goenka told CNBC-TV 18.
BCCI’s constitution in its rule for conflict-of-interest states, "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 associate has an interest.
"This is to include cases where family members, partners or close associates are in position that may, or may be seen to compromise as individual’s participation, performance and discharge of roles