BCCI sent Conflict of Interest notice to former cricketer Rahul Dravid for doing dual duties.
BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) sent a Conflict of Interest notice to former cricketer Rahul Dravid on August 6.
BCCI’s Ethics officer DK Jain sent Conflict of Interest letter to Dravid after receiving a complaint against him from M.P. Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta.
Rahul Dravid gets Conflict of Interest notice from BCCI because currently, he is the NCA (National Cricket Academy) Director and also vice-president of India Cements group. India Cements group is a cement company which is no longer the owner of Chennai Super Kings.
Currently, Dravid is the vice-president of the company but he is on leave from the company so long because of his busy schedule in NCA. Rahul Dravid remains vice-president but draws no salary in this period. BCCI is expecting a reply from Rahul Dravid before August 16 on this matter.
Former Indian cricketers like – Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh slams BCCI for sending Conflict of Interest notice to Rahul Dravid.
This is not the first case when the cricket board sent Conflict of Interest notice to the cricketer. Before Rahul Dravid, BCCI sent Conflict of Interest notice to cricketers like – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman.
Sir Don Bradman
It started in 1930 when former Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman writing articles for the newspaper. Australian Board told him to not play in The Ashes but after some time Mr. Packer the owner of newspaper company released Bradman’s contract and solved the issue.
Sanjeev Gupta is the same person who filed a complaint against Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman a few months ago. Sachin Tendulkar was the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) member and also the mentor of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians got the Conflict of Interest notice from BCCI a few months ago.
Similarly, V.V.S. Laxman also got the notice from BCCI for doing dual duties. Laxman who the CAC member like Sachin also doing commentary in IPL and the mentor of an IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sachin Tendulkar in his affidavit said that he did not take any kind of salary from Mumbai Indians for his services as a mentor of the team.
Former Indian cricket team captain also got Conflict of Interest notice from BCCI, a few months ago. Ganguly who is currently, the president of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) also the mentor of an IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.