The Indian cricketing legend Sourav Ganguly has slammed BCCI for issuing Rahul Dravid with the Conflict of Interest Notice. The former left-handed batsman was displeased after the board sent a notice to Rahul Dravid, who is currently the head of National Cricket Academy.
Rahul Dravid received a notice from BCCI
This incident came in when BCCI’s Ethics officer sent a notice to Rahul Dravid after he received a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). DK Jain, who is a BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice(retd), received a complaint from Sanjeev Gupta a member of MPCA, regarding a Conflict of Interest allegations against the former cricketer.
According to a report, Gupta has alleged Rahul Dravid as he is the NCA Director and also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise 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 allegations of Conflict of Interest. Based on his reply, I will decide whether to proceed further or not,” Justice Jain confirmed the report.
Ganguly and other cricketers showed their displeasure
Now the former captain and the cricketing legend Sourav Ganguly has slammed the BCCI for sending notice to the most submissive cricketer in India. He also criticized the board for its surprising move and called it a new fashion in Indian Cricket. In a tweet, he said, “New fashion in Indian cricket …..conflict of interest…Best way to remain in news …god help Indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer.”
New fashion in indian cricket …..conflict of interest ….Best way to remain in news …god help indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer https://t.co/3cD6hc6vsv.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 6, 2019
Soon after his tweet, the Indian Spinner Harbajan Sing came in support and hit out at BCCI for the same. He took this to twitter and wrote, “Really ?? Don’t know where it’s heading to.. u can’t get a better person than him for Indian cricket. Sending notice to these legends is like insulting them.. cricket needs their services for betterment.. yes god save Indian cricket.”
Really ?? Don’t know where it’s heading to.. u can’t get better person thn him for indian cricket. Sending notice to these legends is like insulting them.. cricket need their services for betterment.. yes god save indian cricket ? https://t.co/lioRClBl4l
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 6, 2019
Same allegations were made on former Legends
The Bengal batsman had also earlier received a Conflict of interest allegation for being the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president as well as the mentor of the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.
Previously Gupta who addressed his complaint to the BCCI had filed similar complaints against the former legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. Conflict of interest complaints against the cricketers for their roles as Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members and mentors for their following IPL Teams Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rahul Dravid now will have to file his reply by August 16 and also might have to go for a face to face hearing if the Justice feels its importance.