Former Indian skipper and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he had consulted with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) before taking up an advisory role with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC).
“There is absolutely no conflict of interest. I resigned from the IPL governing council earlier. I have spoken to the CoA too before committing myself to the role,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.
Speaking about his professional partnership with DC, Ganguly, who has been an administrator for more than five years, said contributing in technical matters and strategy is what excites him the most.
“I am feeling very excited. Always wanted to return to cricket. You can say I am a happy man,” said Ganguly, who had captained KKR in the cash-rich league.
“Yes I was the captain of KKR. But this role is totally different from that. Playing on the field is different from providing inputs sitting in the dugout. As a captain, I also had to execute the plans on the field. But this time the onus is on the cricketers to perform.”
Delhi Capitals squad: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Shikhar Dhawan, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Hanuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Jalaj Saxena