BCCI ethics officer asks Rahul Dravid to depose on battle of curiosity allegations on November 12

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BCCI ethics officer D.Okay. Jain has requested Indian cricket nice Rahul Dravid to seem in individual for the second time, on November 12, for “additional submissions and clarifications” on the battle of curiosity allegations levelled in opposition to him.

The 46-year-old former India captain had earlier defined his case within the private listening to held in Mumbai on September 26.

MPCA life member Sanjiv Gupta had filed the criticism in opposition to Dravid, alleging battle of curiosity in his present position as Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) Head and being an India Cements worker.

“Jain wrote to Dravid on Wednesday night time, asking him to depose on November 12 in New Delhi. Gupta too will probably be heard,” a BCCI official advised PTI.

Dravid is presently the NCA Director in Bengaluru apart from being a vice-president within the India Cements group, which owns the IPL franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings.

He was additionally the top coach of the India A and Below-19 groups earlier than being handed the NCA position, which incorporates monitoring the progress of those two sides as properly.

Dravid has already given a reply and defended himself saying he has taken depart of absence from India Cements and he has nothing to do with the Chennai Tremendous Kings. As per the BCCI structure, no particular person can maintain multiple submit on the identical time.

The Committee of Directors (CoA) was in control of the BCCI when the September listening to occurred however a brand new set of officer-bearers had been elected final week, ending the 33-month tenure of the Supreme Courtroom-appointed panel.

The brand new BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, has already mentioned that the battle of curiosity is a “very severe concern” going through Indian cricket. In truth, Ganguly had lashed out after Dravid was issued a discover in August, saying “God assist Indian cricket”.

Earlier than demitting the workplace, the CoA, in its 11th and last standing report submitted to the Supreme Courtroom, had really useful some key amendments to a “straight-jacketed” battle of curiosity clause within the BCCI structure.

If the modification is accepted by the apex court docket, former gamers with lower than two-year contracts with the BCCI or state associations, will probably be allowed to have a number of roles.

They may even be allowed to affix a number of committees just like the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and gained’t be barred from commentary stints.

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