No conflict of interest in Rahul Dravid's case, says CoA

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 13, 2019, 05.33 PM(IST)

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'There's no conflict on Rahul's case. He has got a notice and we have cleared his appointment,' says Thogde

Committee of Administrators (CoA) has cleared Rahul Dravid's appointment as the head of National Cricket Academy (NCA), saying that there is no conflict of interest in his case

"There's no conflict on Rahul's case. He has got a notice and we have cleared his appointment. We had seen no conflict," said Lt General Ravi Thogde, the new member of the CoA. 

"If Ombudsman (sees any conflict), we will have our response going to the Ombudsman why there is no conflict. He has to consider (it). It's a process…and the process will continue," he added. 

Earlier, Dravid was served a notice by BCCI's Ethics Officer after Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member Sanjeev Gupta levelled conflict of interest allegations against the former Indian cricketer. 

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

Besides clearing Dravid's name, Thogde also talked about the future plans for the NCA and backed Dravid's appointment as the head. 

"In NCA, there are a few things that need to be done. There are shortage of grounds, they require certain positions, certain people to be employed and certain coaches," said Thogde. 

"There has to be continuity," Thodge said. 

"Once you select someone of Dravid’s stature, he has to ensure that the NCA comes up to that international standard. He has given his vision and we are fully in support of his vision. We will work together," he concluded.