President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly has been accused of a conflict of interest over talking to Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer.
In response to the allegation, the former captain said that he has played around 500 matches for the country, which gives him the right to talk and guide any player, whether it is Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli.
In the current season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, in an interview, spoke about the contribution of team head coach Ricky Ponting and Ganguly (the team’s mentor in 2019) which has helped him grow as a successful player and captain. helped. Ganguly’s critics, however, alleged that he is helping the captain of a franchise while being president of the BCCI.
Ganguly dismissed the allegations, saying, “I had helped him (Iyer) last year. I may be the Board president, but don’t forget that I’ve played 500 matches (424 matches) for India, so I can speak to a young player and help him, be it, Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli. If they want help, I can.”
DC captain Shreyas Iyer, not too amused with the controversy, on his part, had tweeted his clarification.
“As a young captain, I am thankful to Ricky and Dada for being a part of my journey as a cricketer and captain last season. My comment …… was to emphasise my gratitude towards the role they both have played in my personal growth as a captain,” the DC captain had said.