Rahul Dravid Cleared Of Conflict Of Interest Charges
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has been cleared of conflict of interest charges by BCCI Ethics officer Justice (retd) DK Jain. Justice Jain issued the order today after having two hearings with Rahul Dravid. The conflict of interest case was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.
Gupta had alleged that Dravid was guilty of having dual roles. Dravid was appointed as the director of the National Cricket Academy in July by the Indian board. Furthermore, according to the case filed by Gupta, it was stated that Dravid is also the vice-president of Indian Cements Ltd, which is connected with the IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings.
Dravid is given a green chit.
However, in his order, Justice Jain stated a case of conflict against Dravid could not be made and hence he had dismissed the complaint because it was “bereft of merit.”
Dravid had also made it clear that he had dismissed his employment with Indian cement and he doesn’t receive any remuneration from them.
Meanwhile, the BCCI told DK Jain that CSK is run by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd, registered in 2013. In fact, the club has nothing to do with Indian cement as it is an independent body.
“He (Dravid) has asserted that his employment with India Cements Limited, is not and cannot be construed as an employment with the CSK franchisee, regardless of any relationship between the two entities, viz India Cements Limited and Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.,” the order said. “He has further pleaded that at no point in time, has he been a “Team Official” of CSK.”
But Sanjeev Gupta did not accept it. Gupta told Justice Jain that Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. was a wholly-owned subsidiary of India cement.
“The concept of ‘conflict of interest’, is not necessarily a question about something one does or intends to do but a question of what one can possibly or potentially do,” Justice Jain said in his order.
In fact, Dravid had also given a written copy from India cement which provided a leave of absence.
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