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BCCI to appoint ethics officer
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BCCI to appoint ethics officer 
Rahul Dravid had written a letter to CoA seeking clarity on the conflict of interest issue
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to appoint an ethics officer to look into matters concerning conflict of interest which has bedevilled Indian cricket in recent years.
"All issues regarding conflict of interest will be referred to ethics officer appointed by the BCCI. He will be appointed soon. A lot of complaints regarding conflict of interest have been received," said Vinod Rai, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
Ramachandra Guha, the historian who recently tendered his resignation from the CoA, had raised the conflict of interest issue, citing several examples while coming down hard on the BCCI for failing to address the concerns.
Guha, in a strongly-worded letter to the chairman of COA, had elaborated on how the 'superstar syndrome' and the constant breaches of conflict of interest had left him disillusioned with the system.
Guha had observed that the dual role of Rahul Dravid - as coach of the India 'A' and Under-19 teams and mentor of Delhi Daredevils - was in direct conflict. Guha had also pointed out that Sunil Gavaskar, a BCCI-appointed commentator, had stakes in the Professional Management Group (PMG) which signed up Shikhar Dhawan for three years - again a conflict of interest issue.
In the wake of Guha's observations, Dravid had sent a letter to the COA seeking further clarity on the rule changes prevailing in conflict-of-interest regulations. "I have written to CoA explaining my position and explaining the background against which this perceived conflict of interest has happened. By the BCCI's conflict of interest rules, I was absolutely not under a conflict of interest. If the rules have changed midway through the contract, then I think it is unfair to criticise me for breaking the rules or twisting the rules to suit my convenience," Dravid was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
Gavaskar too had expressed his disappointment and said that it was "baffling" to find his integrity being questioned. "Show me one instance where I have tried to influence the selection committee. Indian cricket has done more for me than I have done for it. I'm very disappointed that they are doubting my integrity and contribution to Indian cricket," Gavaskar told a TV channel.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to appoint an ethics officer to look into matters concerning conflict of interest which has bedevilled Indian cricket in recent years.

"All issues regarding conflict of interest will be referred to ethics officer appointed by the BCCI. He will be appointed soon. A lot of complaints regarding conflict of interest have been received," said Vinod Rai, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Ramachandra Guha, the historian who recently tendered his resignation from the CoA, had raised the conflict of interest issue, citing several examples while coming down hard on the BCCI for failing to address the concerns.

Guha, in a strongly-worded letter to the chairman of COA, had elaborated on how the 'superstar syndrome' and the constant breaches of conflict of interest had left him disillusioned with the system.

Guha had observed that the dual role of Rahul Dravid - as coach of the India 'A' and Under-19 teams and mentor of Delhi Daredevils - was in direct conflict. Guha had also pointed out that Sunil Gavaskar, a BCCI-appointed commentator, had stakes in the Professional Management Group (PMG) which signed up Shikhar Dhawan for three years - again a conflict of interest issue.

In the wake of Guha's observations, Dravid had sent a letter to the COA seeking further clarity on the rule changes prevailing in conflict-of-interest regulations. "I have written to CoA explaining my position and explaining the background against which this perceived conflict of interest has happened. By the BCCI's conflict of interest rules, I was absolutely not under a conflict of interest. If the rules have changed midway through the contract, then I think it is unfair to criticise me for breaking the rules or twisting the rules to suit my convenience," Dravid was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

Gavaskar too had expressed his disappointment and said that it was "baffling" to find his integrity being questioned. "Show me one instance where I have tried to influence the selection committee. Indian cricket has done more for me than I have done for it. I'm very disappointed that they are doubting my integrity and contribution to Indian cricket," Gavaskar told a TV channel.

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