Former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, who played a big role in Kapil Dev-led Team India clinching the ODI World Cup title in 1983, was appointed the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last month. He replaced ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly for the top job.
Almost 7 weeks after his appointment, Binny has now received a conflict of interest notice from the BCCI ethics officer Vineet Saran. The notice was sent by Saran after the complainant, Sanjeev Gupta, alleged that Binny is conflicted since his daughter-in-law Mayanti Langer works for Star Sports Network, which holds the home season media rights for Indian cricket.
According to a PTI report, Binny has been asked to file a written response by December 20 against the conflict of interest allegations charged against him.
“You are hereby informed that a complaint has been received under Rule 39(2)(b) of the Rules and Regulations of BCCI by the Ethics Officer, BCCI for breach of Rule 38 (1) (i) and Rule 38(2) of the said rules, constituting an instance of ‘conflict of interest’ on your part.
“You are directed to file your Written Response to the accompanying complaint on or before 20/12/2022. The said response should be supported by a duly executed affidavit,” wrote Saran in the notice dated November 21.
For the unversed, the Star Sports anchor Mayanti is the wife of former India all-rounder Stuart Binny. They have been married for over 10 years now. She is four months older than Stuart who recently played for India Legends in the Road Safety World Series.