A day after being served a Conflict of Interest notice by BCCI’s ethics officer DK Jain, Shantha Rangaswmay, a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), has resigned from her post. Rangaswamy, along with Kapil Dev and Anshuman Gaekwad, was issued a notice yesterday.
“I have other plans so have decided to move on. The CAC was anyway meeting once in a year or one in two years so I did not understand the conflict,” she said, as per PTI.
Sanjeev Gupta, a member of MPCA, had complained against the trio stating that all the members of the CAC fall under the conflict of interest issue. As per BCCI’s rules, no official can hold more than one position in the board.
This very rule saw Rahul Dravid give up his job at IPL in 2017. Ravi Shastri, India head coach, cannot commentate during IPL due to same reason.
Gupta stated that Rangaswamy has roles in CAC and Indian cricketers association. He added that Kapil Dev is a commentator, owns a floodlight company and is also a member of ICA. Gaekwad, as per Sanjeev, owns an academy and is a member of BCCI affiliation committee.
The present CAC member came into existence last year. They first selected WV Raman as the head coach of India’s women’s team and last month, the same committee retained Ravi Shastri as head coach. With Rangaswamy leaving the post, the other members might also give up their positions.
It is to be noted that the previous CAC also gave their positions in the committee due to conflict of interest issue.
Sachin Tendulkar is the icon of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Sourav Ganguly is a mentor of Delhi Capitals, commentator, TV expert and the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
Laxman is the mentor of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and a commentator. The trio had picked Anil Kumble as head coach in 2016 and Shastri in 2017.
CAC’s next assignment will come when Shastri’s tenure as head coach will come to an end in November 2021.