Sourav Ganguly
File photo Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has bashed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after another former India player and his teammate Rahul Dravid was served a notice for conflict of interest.

Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter and tweeted “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.”

Rahul Dravid, who is currently handling the Cricket Operations of National Cricket Academy (NCA), has been served the notice from BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain on allegations levelled against him. He sent the notice after getting a complaint from a life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), Sanjeev Gupta.

According to Sanjeev Gupta’s complaint, Rahul Dravid is also employed as vice-president of India Cements group alongside his new role as the NCA Director and that comes under the conflict of interest.

Ganguly with VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar

“Yes, I have sent a notice to Mr. Rahul Dravid last week after receiving a complaint. He has been given two weeks to reply to the allegations of Conflict of Interest. Based on his reply, I will decide whether to proceed further or not,” Justice DK Jain confirmed the news to PTI.

However, Gupta earlier had also filed the Conflict of Interest complaints against batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman as they were working as the members of Cricket Advisory Committee and mentor of their respective IPL teams — Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.

Even Sourav Ganguly also faced similar allegations which were levelled for being the president of CAB and the mentor of Delhi Capitals, one of the franchises of Indian Premier League.

However, it will be interesting to see how things turn up in the near future.