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BCCI sends conflict of interest notice to Rahul Dravid; Saurav Ganguly says 'God help Indian cricket'

Saurav-Rahul Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 03.50 PM (IST)

Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Ethics Officer has sent a notice to former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid after Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member Sanjeev Gupta levelled conflict of interest allegations against the cricketer.

Gupta, in his complaint, alleged that Dravid works as the chief of National Cricket Academy (NCA) and he is also employed as vice-president of India Cements group, which owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain has asked Dravid to file his reply in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Saurav Ganguly has extended his support to Dravid, saying conflict of interest allegations have become a new fashion in the 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," Ganguly tweeted. 

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Ganguly was backed by Harbhajan Singh who said sending notices to these legends was like insulting them. "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," Singh tweeted.

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Gupta had earlier filed conflict of interest charges against former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for their dual roles. Both Tendulkar and Laxman were part of Cricket Advisory Committee and were also the mentors of their respective IPL franchises.


(With inputs from agencies)

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Saurav Ganguly has extended his support to Dravid, saying conflict of interest allegations have become a new fashion in the Indian cricket.