Recently, Kapil Dev led CAC has been re-appointed Ravi Shastri as Indian cricket team Head coach till 2021. But now, Board of Control for Cricket in India ethic officer DK Jain finds the Kapil Dev-led Committee of Administrators (CAC) guilty of Conflict of Interest. The Ethics Officer sent notices to the three-member of CAC (Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy) on Saturday and has asked them to reply by October 10 after MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta alleged that the trio is conflicted as per the Lodha Panel’s proposal of one man, one post.
“The appointment of Ravi Shastri as the head coach will obviously have to be done once again if the committee members who appointed him are found to have a conflict of interest. A new committee will then have to be formed, and the whole process has to be re-opened and re-done keeping the newly registered BCCI constitution in mind as the constitution now clearly says that only a CAC can appoint the head coach of the Indian team,” a BCCI official told IANS.
“One needs to see what Jain’s verdict is in the Raman matter because in that case also, the same trio as ad-hoc CAC had appointed him as a coach even as the two-member CoA was divided. Back then, it was a 1:1 verdict with Vinod Rai agreeing to the trio appointing the coach and Diana Edulji making it clear that there was no place for an ad-hoc CAC in the BCCI constitution that was reworked as per the proposals of the Lodha Panel,” A BCCI official said.
Recently, the Conflict of Interest allegations was also levied on former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid. The 46-year-old was sent a notice for carrying out multiple roles, but as of now, his charges have been downplayed by the CoA. The final verdict is yet to be announced.