The new constitution enforced by the BCCI Committee of Administrators has landed Indian stalwarts Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly in some sort of trouble. As per the new guidelines, no BCCI office bearer can have a conflict of interests. The constitution is based on the Lodha Panel recommendations, which focuses on improving transparency, accountability and overall governance of cricket in India.
Ganguly and Dravid are holding more than two offices at the moment
The new rules might not go down well with many in the cricket board, including two of the former Indian captains, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Two illustrations in the constitution take a direct attack on the two Indian cricketers.
Illustration One says, “A is the coach of a team. He is also the coach of an IPL franchisee. A is hit by conflict of interest.” This is a clear indication on Dravid, who coaches Indian A and U19 team and also mentors IPL franchisee Delhi Daredevils.
Illustration One says, “C is a Member of the IPL Governing Council. The IPL enters into a contract with a new franchisee, the Managing Director of which is C’s partner in an independent commercial venture. C is hit by Indirect Conflict of Interest.” Ganguly is also a member of IPL governing council and has business relations with the owners of Rising Pune Supergiant. Ganguly also co-owns an ISL team.
With the new guidelines coming into force soon, BCCI will like to see smooth and transparent functioning of the system in place. Hopefully, it will not bow down to the big names in Indian cricket. Hopefully.