The 1983 World Cup winning captain of India, Kapil Dev, has resigned as the head of three-member ad-hoc Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
According to the close by sources, the news came out that former Indian captain has decided to stepped down from his post of the newly created committee. “Yes, he has sent his resignation from the position of CAC chief.”
“There should have ideally been an official announcement from the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that the committee is disbanded since Vinod Rai has been vocal about the fact that it was an appointment done only for the selection of the head coach of the Indian team.
“Maybe in that case, the embarrassment that the legends are facing the conflict notice could have been avoided,” the source further added to his statement.
This situation of resignation arose after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer D.K. Jain sent a notice to the panel comprising of Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy with regards to allegations of conflict of interest as claimed by MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta.
Earlier, Ms. Rangaswamy stepped down from her post the day after she recieved the notice asking to explain her stand on holding multiple positions in the board in violation of the BCCI constitution.
She defended her situation by adding the fact people’s complaints are fine but if Ethics officer decides to give weight to every complaint than it becomes a difficult situation and if this procedure carries on than it will be a tough ask to lure former cricketers into this committee.
“I gave my resignation from the CAC, as also the directorship of the players association. Last night, I mailed it to the concerned authorities. Now, I can understand individuals complaining. But if the Ethics Officer acts on that then it is not worth continuing. And I think one of the pressing demands for the new BCCI committee will be to provide clarity on this conflict of interest clause and from where are they looking to get eligible cricketers in key committees,” she said.