On Tuesday, 13th August, the Supreme Court’s Committee of Administrators gave a clean chit to the former captain Rahul Dravid in a conflict of interest case.
On becoming the head of the National Cricket Academy, the BCCI Lokpal DK Jain sent a notice regarding a conflict of interest to Dravid.
The COA said that there is no case of conflict of interest against Dravid. The new COA member Lt. Gen Ravi Thodge said that now the court of BCCI ombudsman DK Jain will take the further decision in this matter.
Let us tell you that Dravid is the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and is also the Vice President of the India Cements Group. The India Cements Group is the owner of IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
DK Jain sent the notice to Dravid on the complaint of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member Sanjeev Gupta.
Sanjeev Gupta had earlier also complained of a conflict of interest against Sachin Tendulkar, Saurabh Ganguly, and VVS Laxman.
COA said- We have approved his appointment
Lt. Gen Ravi Thodge said after the meeting on Tuesday, “There is no case of conflict of interest in Rahul’s case. He has received a notice, and we have approved his appointment. We did not see any conflict of interest, but if the Lokpal gets any information then we will keep our side. After that, the Lokpal will have to consider. It is a process that will continue. ‘
Dravid sent his reply to DK Jain
Rahul Dravid was in Mumbai ahead of the COA meeting on Tuesday. He has sent his reply to DK Jain, but it is not known whether he has resigned from the post. The COA had made it clear at the time of his appointment that Dravid would have to leave the post of vice-president of India Cements or stay on leave till his term ends. Dravid had sought unpaid leave from India Cements, after which Sanjeev Gupta, a lifelong member of the MPCA, complained against Dravid.
Ganguly protested against sending notice to Dravid
Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his displeasure when Dravid was sent a notice. He tweeted that God should save Indian cricket. Ganguly had tweeted, “A new fashion called Conflict of Interest is going on in Indian cricket. This is a better way to stay in the news. May God save Indian cricket. Now the BCCI has sent a notice of conflict of interest to Dravid. ‘
THEY SENT A NOTICE TO GANGULY AS WELL
A BCCI official, confirming the notice was sent, said, “Yes, Jain has sent a notice last week to Dravid and asked for a reply within two weeks.”
They sent notices to Sachin on being associated with the Mumbai Indians and Laxman for being associated with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Besides, they also sent a notice against Ganguly for his association with the Delhi Cricket Association with the Bengal Cricket Association.