No battle of curiosity in Dravid case: CoA


The Supreme Court docket appointed Committee of Directors (CoA) reiterated its view on Tuesday that former India captain Rahul Dravid has no “battle of curiosity” (COI) points in connection together with his appointment as Head of the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

The BCCI’s Ethics Officer Justice (retd.) D.Okay. Jain, following a grievance from Sanjeev Gupta, a life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Affiliation, has discovered it match to hunt a clarification from the previous India under-19 and A-team coach about his employment phrases with India Cements.

Thorn within the flesh

The COI subject has been a thorn within the flesh for the BCCI and former gamers who’ve proven curiosity within the growth of Indian cricket actions. However the former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha, whose panel wrote the ‘Cricket in Reforms’ report, has handled the COI points intimately and the way it’s affecting Indian cricket.

After the CoA assembly on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Ravi Thodge stated: “There’s no battle in Rahul (Dravid)’s case. We’ve cleared his appointment. If the Ombudsman (additionally the Ethics Officer) sees any battle, we can have our response going to him. He has to think about it. It’s a course of,” stated Thodge.

Lately, CoA head Vinod Rai had additionally expressed the identical view.

Delay doable

On the matter of the BCCI AGM and elections to be held on October 22, Thodge stated that with extra members displaying curiosity to be in phrases with the brand new BCCI Structure, there could possibly be delays. “We simply took a evaluate and most of them will be part of. I don’t see such a terrific issue. A few of them are but to register their Constitutions. The intentions are to carry the elections round that point (October 22).”

Thodge additionally stated that the BCCI has short-listed candidates for various teaching positions for the senior Indian crew and that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in Kapil Dev, Aunshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will conduct interviews to recommends names for the top coach of the Indian crew.

In regards to the lecture by Australian Simon Longstaff on ethics, Thodge stated: “It was on governance. Ethics is essential. Cricket was known as a gentleman’s recreation earlier than the betting scandal hit cricket.

“He was right here and we spoke to him. He gave a lecture. It was not associated to Indian cricket per se. It was a basic discuss. We aren’t saying there are any points about ethics in Indian cricket.”