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Ganguly, Harbhajan slam BCCI

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.   | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash

Former cricketers unhappy after Dravid was issued a conflict of interest notice

“God help Indian cricket,” said Sourav Ganguly, expressing his displeasure after Rahul Dravid was issued a notice from the BCCI’s ethics officer on conflict of interest allegations against the legend.

Ganguly was backed by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.

The BCCI ethics officer, Justice (Retd.) D.K. Jain, issued the notice to Dravid on conflict of interest allegations made by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association member Sanjay Gupta.

‘New fashion’

“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,” Ganguly wrote on his Twitter handle.

‘Insult’

Supporting his former captain, Harbhajan said, “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.”

Dravid has been given two weeks to reply on the allegations levelled against him.

According to Gupta, Dravid is allegedly conflicted as he is the current National Cricket Academy (NCA) director and vice-president of India Cements Group, which owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Similar complaints

Gupta had earlier filed similar conflict of interest complaints against former cricketers V.V.S Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar for their roles as Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members and mentors of IPL franchises Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians respectively.

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