The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer DK Jain issued Conflict of Interest Notices to panel members, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. Soon after that, Kapil Dev, the former captain of India, stepped down from the position of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
Former Indian women’s team captain Shantha Rangaswamy resigned from the ad-hoc committee of three members on Sunday.
“It was a pleasure to be part of the Ad-Hoc CAC to specifically select the Head Coach for the Men’s Cricket Team. I hereby tender my resignation from the same with immediate effect,” The Indian Express quoted Kapil Dev writing in an e-mail to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
The BCCI Ethics Officer sent a notice to CAC on Saturday asking the former cricketers who selected the present coach from India to react to the accusations of conflict of interest leveled against them by October 10.
Sanjiv Gupta, a life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, lodged a complaint against the trio that selected Ravi Shastri as head coach in August.
No individual can hold more than one post at the same time, as per the BCCI constitution.
At the time of her resignation, Shantha Rangaswamy had told news agency PTI: “I have other plans so have decided to move on. The CAC was anyway meeting once in a year or one in two years so I did not understand the conflict.
“It was an honour to be on the CAC committee. It will be tough to find suitable former cricketers for any administrative role in the current scenario (conflict of interest). The ICA I would have resigned anyway before the elections were held. So it was a matter of time,” she added.