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Sourav Ganguly sits in Delhi Capitals dugout


KOLKATA: Unperturbed via the controversy round struggle of hobby, Delhi Capitals consultant Sourav Ganguly on Friday sat within the 'guests' dugout for their IPL match towards hosts Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Ganguly, who used to be observed in full flow, accomplishing training periods as Delhi Capitals consultant, sat within the dugout throughout the IPL match on the Eden Gardens here.

The former India captain had previous clarified his stand on "conflict of interest" in his twin position as IPL franchise Delhi Capitals consultant while serving as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal.

The BCCI ombudsman and ethics officer DK Jain had asked Ganguly to transparent his stand on allegations of struggle of hobby for his twin position as alleged via three cricket fans.

"I don't know. I've not thought about it. I'm happy to be a part of Delhi Capitals and hopefully we can play well. I really never thought about it," Ganguly informed the authentic TV channel.

Earlier he had an in depth have a look at the 'green' 22 yards and gave fielding and catching observe to the Delhi avid gamers.

With him on the helm of Delhi Capitals franchise, few of his detractors had claimed that he would have 'a say' in pitch preparation.


But brushing aside the charges, Ganguly mentioned: "I don't think so. It's a good pitch for both the teams. It's been for last three years. That's what people come here for...to watch good T20 cricket. You go to Mumbai, you go to Bangalore, Punjab and runs are put up on the board."


Three Kolkata based totally fans -- Bhaswati Santua, Ranjit Seal and Abhijeet Mukherjee -- in a letter to BCCI Ombudsman had alleged that Ganguly's twin position is a case of struggle of hobby.


However, Ganguly, in his written reply to the Ombudsman's notice, has categorically denied the rate and used to be therefore allowed to take a seat within the dugout.


Speaking about the Delhi Capitals group, Ganguly mentioned: "They are a young bunch. Shikhar Dhawan is an established player. Prithvi Shaw looked very talented, Rishabh Pant is there is as well. Shreyas Iyer has taken the responsibility of captaincy very well. Kagiso Rabada...he is just 23 and he has really come off well. There are quite a few talented players in the side and hopefully they can do well."


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