No conflict on Dravid’s case, confirms CoA
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has finally addressed the conflict of interest allegations surrounding Rahul Dravid by mentioning that they don’t find any problem to be the case and if needed will be presenting explanations for the same matter. CoA member went on to talk about Dravid’s vision for the National Cricket Academy as its new Director.
Rahul Dravid’s position as Director of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been under speculation as a consequence of his commitments with India Cements. The retired cricketer works as the company’s vice-president and hence has been under examination for having a conflict of interest since he holds a national post under India’s governing body BCCI.
It was only last week that Ethics officer DK Jain sent him a legal notice regarding the allegation, that had originally been stated in a complaint filed by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life-member Sanjeev Gupta. The Committee of Administrators (CoA), however, changes on the matter, claiming that Rahul Dravid is free of any such conflict.
“There’s no conflict on Rahul’s case. He has got a notice and we have cleared his appointment. We had seen no conflict, if Ombudsman (sees any conflict), we will have our response going to the Ombudsman why there is no conflict. He has to consider (it). It’s a process…and the process will continue,” CoA member, Ravi Thodge, was quoted saying on Thursday after an important meeting with Dravid, as reported by Sportstar.
The meeting took place only to discuss the future of the academy and the necessary steps that need to be taken for its development, Rahul Dravid’s position makes him the main man responsible for building the future of Indian cricket.
“In NCA, there are a few things that need to be done. There are shortage of grounds, they require certain positions, certain people to be employed and certain coaches. There has to be continuity,” Thodge added in a statement.
Rahul Dravid already served stints as coaches of the Indian U-19 cricket team and India ‘A’ earlier. The gentleman who is one of the most respected Indian cricketers in India has various records to his credit.
“Once you select someone of Dravid’s stature, he has to ensure that the NCA comes up to that international standard. He has given his vision and we are fully in support of his vision. We will work together,” Thodge concluded.