News Daily Digital Desk: Focusing on fantasy leagues Indian Board Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir attacked President Sourav Ganguly. In an event on this day, he said, Indian cricketers can never be stopped from endorsing fantasy leagues. Because, the board president himself is endorsing the fantasy league. According to Gambhir, the Indian board should take a decision on the endorsement of cricketers in fantasy leagues. Should be fixed, fantasy league advertising cricketers can do, or not?
Gambhir said on this day, “The board president himself does that, then there is no place to stop the cricketers.” Now if the board (BCCI) president says that no one can advertise fantasy league. Then everyone will accept it. But it needs to come from the very top. If cricketers want to stop advertising in fantasy leagues, they have to do it completely. There is no benefit in being state-wise.”
The former KKR captain recalled that most of the IPL’s sponsorships and endorsements come from fantasy leagues. So the board has to decide what to do about it. Said, “Most of the IPL endorsements and sponsorships come from fantasy leagues. Now the board has to decide whether it will be approved or not.”
In fact, various types of fantasy cricket leagues are in full swing in India right now. Board President Sourav, all the top stars of Team India more or less advertise fantasy leagues. However, these online fantasy apps are banned in several states of India. A question of ethics naturally arises. However, Sourav has faced conflict of interest allegations in the past for endorsing fantasy leagues. However, the board president did not have to face any problem.