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Sourav Ganguly, PV Shetty eligible to attend IPL 2017 player auction

Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly along with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) joint Secretary Dr PV Shetty are the two erstwhile IPL governing council members deemed eligible to attend today's IPL players' auctions in Bengaluru.

According to sources, only Shetty and Ganguly have been sent feelers by BCCI to attend the meeting.

Dr PV Shetty

"I am leaving for Bengaluru as CEO Rahul Johri asked me to attend the IPL auction as an erstwhile member. I don't know about others," Shetty told PTI yesterday.

Ganguly, who is an eligible office bearer can also attend even though it's not clear whether or not he will be present. The erstwhile IPL GC included all office bearers along with Rajeev Shukla, Sourav Ganguly, MP Pandove, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shetty. Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke are already ousted by Supreme Court.

As per Committee of Administrators (COA) diktat, vice president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary are not entitled to attend with their undertakings still pending in Supreme Court.

The tricky area was where the COA left it upon other members of the old Governing Council to interpret and decide on their own whether they can attend or not.

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