Chappell said Ganguly's attitude was not ideal for India to strive for the 2007 World Cup and his leadership commanded almost no faith or respect from team members.
The former Australian captain, who took over as the coach from John Wright, is believed to have made these observations in a six-page e-mail to BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra.
Mahendra confirmed having received the e-mail from Chappell but did not disclose the contents, saying it was a confidential matter.
"Yes, I have received an e-mail from Chappell. It is private and confidential. I don't want to say anything about it," Mahendra told reporters here.