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Conflict of interest case: Shanta Rangaswamy resigns after notice


New Delhi, Sept.(HS): DK Jain, the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI), sent a notice to the three members of the Cricket Advisory Committee
(CAC) and sought their response by 10 October, after which Shanta Rangaswamy
also resigned from his post. 

The CAC includes 1983 World Champion Captain Kapil
Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad , who recently selected Ravi
Shastri for the post of head coach of India. Shanta Rangaswamy told that 'I
have some other plans, so I decided to go ahead. Anyway, the CSC meets once a
year or once in two years, so I do not understand the conflict. '

Rangaswamy said, 'It was an honor to be in the CAC committee. In the current
circumstances (looking at conflict of interest) I think it would be difficult
to find a suitable former cricketer for any administrative role. I would have
resigned from the ICA before the election. So it was a matter of time.

Apart from
Rangaswamy, CAC included Kapil Dev and Anshuman Gaekwad. Rangaswamy sent his
resignation via email to the Committee of Administrators (COA) and the Chief
Executive Officer of the board, Rahul Johri. BCCI conduct officer DK Jain on
Saturday sent a notice to the CAC, asking the former cricketers who picked the
current Indian coach to reply to the allegations of conflict of interest
against them by 10 October.

Gupta, a lifelong member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, had filed a
complaint against these three who had chosen Ravi Shastri as the head coach in

According to the BCCI constitution, no person can hold more than one
post at a time. In the complaint, Gupta claimed that members of the CAC are
playing many cricketer roles.