Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, conflict of interest, India, BCCI
Meanwhile, Ganguly has been in a long-standing conflict of interest tussle for being president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) as well as the mentor of Delhi Capitals (DC). @ PTI

Rahul Dravid, currently the head of the National Cricket Academy’s Cricket Operations in Bengaluru, was issued a conflict of interest notice on Tuesday from the BCCI’s Ethics Officer after receiving a complaint from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta.

According to Gupta’s complaint, Dravid is also the vice-president of India Cements, which owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Learning about the development, former India captain Sourav Ganguly voiced his resentment on Twitter. “New fashion in Indian cricket …..conflict of interest ….Best way to remain in news …god help indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer (sic),” Ganguly tweeted on Wednesday.

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Harbhajan Singh, who thrived under Ganguly’s leadership, too backed his former captain. “Really ?? Don’t know where it’s heading to.. u can’t get better person thn him for indian cricket. Sending notice to these legends is like insulting them.. cricket need their services for betterment.. yes god save indian cricket,” Harbhajan wrote on Twitter.

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Gupta has been in the news for earlier filing conflict of interest complaints to VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar for their roles as Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members and mentors of IPL franchises Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) respectively. The duo had denied any such conflict and even offered to step down as members of the CAC.

Meanwhile, Ganguly has been in a long-standing conflict of interest tussle for being president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) as well as the mentor of Delhi Capitals (DC).