Rahul Dravid has no conflict of interest, confirms CoA

A conflict of tnterest case was filed against batting great Rahul Dravid by Sanjeev Gupta, a life-member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.

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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) cleared Rahul Dravid's appointment as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Tuesday ruling that there is "no conflict of interest" case against the former India captain.

A life-member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Sanjeev Gupta filed a complaint to DK Jain. According to Gupta’s complaint, the former India captain is allegedly conflicted as he is the NCA Director and also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

After a meeting in Delhi, Lt General Ravi Thogde, the new member of the CoA said, “There is no conflict on Rahul's case. We had seen no conflict, but if the Ombudsman finds any conflict, we will give our response to the Ombudsman stating why we found no conflict.”

He has got a notice and we have cleared his appointment and after that he (Ombudsman) has to consider. It's a process and it will continue,” he added.

While appointing him, the CoA had made it clear that Dravid will have to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure. Dravid did not resign, instead, he sought leave without pay from India Cements, prompting MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta to persist with his complaint against the former right-hand batsman.

Thedge stressed on the point that NCA needs to be of international standard as he said, “Someone of Dravid's stature will have to ensure that the NCA is of international standard. He has given his vision and we are fully in support of his vision. We will work together.

(With PTI inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 13 Aug, 2019

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