After sacking BCCI staff members who were recruited by former president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) will turn their sights towards two Indian legends.
A Times of India report says that Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are set to be questioned over their multiple roles across cricket and they have some explaining to do.
Dravid is the India Under-19 coach, but is also a mentor with Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils. As for Ganguly, he is the Cricket Association of Bengal chief, chairman of BCCI’s technical committee, a member of the IPL governing council… AND a business partner with an IPL franchisee owner (in a different sport).
It’s not that these issues haven’t been raised in the past. When Shashank Manohar was BCCI president, the duo were cleared to continue in their roles without the question of a conflict of interest.
However, with the COA taking some strong steps already, the issue could be revisited.
And if the COA wants the two players to give up any of these roles, then they’ll find that the BCCI does not have its own memorandum of rules and regulations which define what conflict of interest is. Which is why they have been accused of overlooking this issue – remember N Srinivasan being BCCI chief and owner of Chennai Super Kings?
So while it’s hard to blame Ganguly and Dravid for having various roles, another major issue is the fact that the BCCI didn’t think it necessary to make rules to avoid conflict of interest.
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