What comes to your mind when you hear the name Rahul Dravid? Could you try to question a man of his integrity? Leave alone trying you won’t think of it! However, BCCI differs from this line of thought.
BCCI’s ethics officer, Justice(Retd) DK Jain, has issued Rahul Dravid a notice on conflict of interest allegation made by Sanjya Gupta, a member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.
According to Gupta, Rahul Dravid is the director of NCA(National Cricket Association) and he is also the Vice-President of India Cements, a firm which owns Chennai Super Kings.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who also received a notice from the officials, expressed displeasure on the notice served to Dravid, said “god help Indian cricket”.
New fashion in indian cricket …..conflict of interest ….Best way to remain in news …god help indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer https://t.co/3cD6hc6vsv.
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 6, 2019
Harbhajan Singh to came in his support and said that it is an insult to the players who have great servants of the game.
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
Gupta is the same person, who had also filed similar Conflict of Interest complaints against Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for their dual roles as Cricket Advisory Committee member as well as mentor/icon of their respective IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad.
Both had categorically refused that they had any conflicts whatsoever. Tendulkar, in fact, in his affidavit said that he didn’t take a penny from MI for his services.
Tendulkar had later made it clear that he won’t like to continue unless he was given a proper Terms of Reference and Laxman in his reply had said that if his role of mentor was found to be conflicted with his responsibilities as CAC member, he was ready to quit.
Questioning the ethical players is like insulting them. However, BCCI does not know what respecting a player is! Virendra Shewag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu and the list goes on…
It was a matter of time that these legends were spared but that time has finally come to an end. To sum up we can only quote Sourav Ganguly’s words that only God will help Indian Cricket.