Former Indian team skipper, Sourav Ganguly was completely taken aback by the news of Rahul Dravid being sent a ‘Conflict of Interest’ notice by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The 47-year-old was clearly unhappy and took to Twitter to express his opinion on the news.
“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,” he tweeted.
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
Former Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh also felt that this was a major insult to a legend like Rahul Dravid.
“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,” Bhajji tweeted.
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
Dravid, who is currently the head of the National Cricket Academy’s Cricket Operations, was recently sent a notice from BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain.
A complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta, initiated this.
As per Gupta’s complaint, Dravid was allegedly conflicted as he was dually employed as the NCA Director and the Vice-President of India Cements group that owns the 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 told PTI.
Earlier, Gupta had also filed similar Conflict of Interest complaints against Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. At that time, they were serving as both Cricket Advisory Committee members as well as mentors of Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
Ganguly himself faced Conflict of Interest allegations posed by a certain Bhaswati Santua, for his dual role as the CAB president as well as the mentor of Delhi Capitals.