Rahul Dravid Served A Notice Of Conflict of Interest From BCCI Ethic Officer 

Citing the specific Conflict of Interest issues, BCCI has served a notice demanding the reply from former India captain Rahul Dravid. David is currently the head of National Cricket Academy's Cricket Functions. The notice has been served to him by BCCI's Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain after receiving a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta.

Gupta made a complaint that former cricketer is allegedly conflicted as he is the NCA Director. In addition to that, he employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings.

"Yes, I have sent a notice to Mr Rahul Dravid last week after receiving a complaint. He has been given two weeks to reply to the issues of Conflict of Interest. Based on his reply, I will decide whether to proceed further or not," Justice Jain confirmed.

Rahul Dravid is demanded to give his reply to the notice by August 16. Later, he might have to appear for an in-person hearing if Justice Jain considers it necessary.

Earlier, Gupta had also raised similar Conflict of Interest complaints against Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for playing dual roles of Cricket Advisory Committee member and mentor/icon of their respective IPL teams Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

However, in their reply to the notice, both the former cricketers had categorically refused that they had any conflicts whatsoever. Even, Sachin provided an affidavit stating that he didn't take a amount from MI for his services.

Laxman replying to the notice cleared that if his role of mentor was found to be conflicted with his responsibilities as member of CAC, he is ready to quit.

Not only these two cricketers, but former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly also faced Conflict of Interest issue by Bhaswati Santua for being the CAB president and the mentor of Delhi Capitals.

Later, CAC became defunct and a new one was formed which is headed by Kapil Dev and Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad are its members.

by Mamatha Reddy | Wed, Aug 07 - 12:16 PM

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