IPL New Teams Controversy – Ganguly to exit ATKMB? BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has resigned as Director of ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) after allegations of Conflict of Interest were hurled at him. InsideSport had reported on Tuesday that Ganguly will exit ATKMB soon. Ganguly confirmed the development on Wednesday after officially resigning from the post of director of the leading ISL Club.
It is worth noting that Sanjeev Goenka promoted RPSG Ventures won the bid for Lucknow franchise in the IPL on Monday. Post that Ganguly was under-fire for the Co-ownership of ISL team ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) with Goenka.
IPL New Teams Controversy: After conflict of interest allegations, Sourav Ganguly set to exit ATK-Mohun Bagan
Ganguly exits ATKMB: RPSG Ventures on Monday won the bid for the Lucknow franchise in the IPL for a record Rs 7,090 crore. Even before Sourav had officially announced his decision, Goenka had hurriedly told the media that the former Indian captain will exit the club.
“Well, I think he is going to step down from Mohun Bagan completely… I think today,” Goenka said. Once he realized that he has jumped the gun, he quickly added: “It is for Sourav to make the announcement. I mean, sorry. I think I pre-empted it.” said Goenka on Tuesday.
Why Sourav Ganguly has exited ATK Mohun Bagan? ATKMB is owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd. consisting of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, alongside businessmen Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, and Utsav Parekh, according to the official website of the club.
Sourav was also listed as Director on the official platform.
According to various officials in BCCI InsideSport spoke to on Tuesday, ‘it’s a clear case of conflict of interest & the BCCI President should be careful of all these issues’
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