Rahul Dravid is India A and India Under-19 coach (Image courtesy: AFP)
Rahul Dravid is India A and India Under-19 coach (Image courtesy: AFP)

Rahul Dravid had to given up his mentorship role for Delhi Daredevils (DD) after finding himself in middle of conflict of interest. Former CoA member Ramachandra Guha had pointed out in his resignation letter that it is not right for the coach of India A and India Under-19 to mentor an IPL franchise. This time Dravid has written to BCCI over his involvement in the newly built Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sport Excellence in Bengaluru. A BCCI official confirmed the same to The Times of India: “Dravid has voluntarily disclosed and clarified that the centre would bear his name, but he has no ownership interest in the company or in any of the academies run by it.”

The matter was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court-appointed CoA and Dravid will have to wait to know if he is clear of conflict.

Sourav Ganguly credits Rahul Dravid for John Wright’s appointment as India’s coach
Sourav Ganguly credits Rahul Dravid for John Wright’s appointment as India’s coach

“There should be no problem for Dravid in this but it’s always better to get a legal clarification before coming to any conclusion. Once an ombudsman is appointed, the matter will be referred to him,” the official added.

The centre runs six academies – badminton, cricket, tennis, squash, football and swimming.