Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to continue his ICC World Cup broadcast commitments even after BCCI ethics officer Justice DK Jain recently questioned him about his role; which was referred to as ‘Conflict of Interest’ because despite being a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), he had joined Delhi Capitals as a mentor in the 12th edition of Indian Premier League as it will come under the span of ‘Conflict of Interest’ as per Lodha Panel’s ‘One Person One Post’ rule.
Not only Ganguly but former India cricketer VVS Laxman was also being questioned as he is also a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team after being a member of CAC. However, Justice Jain said that both Ganguly and Laxman have been doing twin jobs and they need to make a choice between one. Even he raised questions over Ganguly’s Broadcast Commitments for the ongoing ICC World Cup.
However, it is expected that Ganguly, one of the most experienced voices in international cricket, will be finishing his assignment as it is an exclusive contract with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“Sourav is doing commentary for the world feed. He has no contractual obligations with the Star Sports. And this is his only one-off broadcasting assignment for the time being for the ICC. He will certainly complete his World Cup assignment. He is not doing the Afghanistan match as he is back in Kolkata for some personal work,” a BCCI source informed PTI.
“But Sourav is going to be back in UK on June 25 and do the remaining India games starting the match on 27th against West Indies in Manchester,” the source said.
As the World Cup is one tournament with no long-term contract, the veteran cricketer can’t be referred to ‘conflicted’. However, who are contracted with Star Sports for the tournament, most of them are contracted on a series basis.
“Most of the current or former players, who are being perceived to be conflicted need not worry as things will change after the World Cup. It will depend on what kind of assignments they take,” the BCCI source further added.