Rahul Dravid conflict of interest: The legendary cricketer looks set to provide justification regarding conflict of interest allegations.
It seems as if the “conflict of interest” allegation has become the norm in Indian cricket these days. Whosoever is appointed (or is expected to be hired) for a given job is first critically judged on the lines of “conflict of interest”.
The criteria has now even spared some of the biggest names in Indian cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman.
Rahul Dravid conflict of interest
Dravid, who has scored nearly 25,000 runs in 509 matches across formats for India, has become the latest cricketer of getting accused of conflict of interest. Been recently elected as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, Dravid’s job with Chennai-based India Cements, a company owned by former board president N Srinivasan, has brought him under the scanner.
According to PTI, Dravid will meet BCCI’s ethics officer Justice (retired) DK Jain in Mumbai on September 26 with respect to allegations of conflict of interest. Earlier, Dravid had written in response to the allegations stating that he had suspended his employment with India Cements and that he gets no pay.
Really ?? Don’t know where it’s heading to.. u can’t get better person thn him for indian cricket. Sending notice to these legends is like insulting them.. cricket need their services for betterment.. yes god save indian cricket 🙏 https://t.co/lioRClBl4l
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 6, 2019
Sourav Ganguly calls for “practical rule”
Ganguly, who also had to explain his stints as an administrator in CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal), mentor of Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals and various media assignments, has called for better and practical rules.
“I wouldn’t say an exception be made to the rule [for celebrated former players such as himself, Tendulkar and Laxman, but] the rule has to be practical. “And what is conflict of interest?” Ganguly asked.
“Today Rahul Dravid is appointed NCA head and there are issues about his conflict of interest of his job with India Cements. So you’ve got to be practical on that. You never know whether you would become NCA head or not, three years later you may not remain NCA head, but these jobs are permanent and these jobs remain with you. So it has got to be practically solved – even when you do commentary or coaching, I don’t see it as a conflict of interest,” Ganguly said on Friday, during an event in Mumbai.