Sourav Ganguly, member of the Marylebone Cricket Club World Cricket Committee, will miss this year’s meeting at Lord’s scheduled for August 11 and 12. The Marylebone Cricket Club committee, headed by Mike Gatting, meets twice a year to discuss the prevalent issues facing the game of cricket. This time the prestigious meeting is to be discussed without Sourav Ganguly.
The Former Indian captain has made himself unavailable for the upcoming meeting. He stated that his mother’s health condition is not so well. He expressed his concern about his ailing mother and also informed that they might have to shift her for better treatment.
“My mother is not well. We may have to take her somewhere else for treatment so I’m not attending the meeting,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by India Today.
When asked, Sourav Ganguly refused to comment on the BCCI‘s decision to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency(NADA), which paves the way for it to become a National Sports Federation. He claimed that it’ll affect their autonomy. They came into news after youngster Prithvi Shaw failed in the doping test and handed over 8 months ban.
Ganguly speaks on conflict of interest issue
A few days back Sourav Ganguly was in the news for his comment on the conflict of interest issue regarding his former colleague Rahul Dravid. On Wednesday he tweeted, “New Fashion in Indian Cricket .. conflict of interest…Best way to remain in news …god help Indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer.” During his tenure at Delhi Capitals as a mentor, he had also faced a conflict of interests allegations for being CAB president at the same time.
BCCI’s ombudsman Justice DK Jain sent legal notice to Dravid after receiving a complaint from MPCA member Sanjeev Gupta. He mentioned Dravid to be the NCA director and vice-president of India Cements Group ( owns IPL franchise CSK) at the same time.
Interestingly, Ganguly also expressed his views on India’s Head Coach recently. He desired to take charge of the Indian Team in future for sure, but as of now, it isn’t possible for him because of other commitments.
~Written by Amit Das
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