The ethics officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) DK Jain has rendered the Conflict of Interest case against Kapil Dev as “infructuous” after the former India captain stepped down from his multiple cricketing roles. Also Read - Covid-19: Our Response Has Been Pre-Emptive, Lockdown Was Not Without Planning, Says Centre
Jain, who is into his last month of his one-year contract with the BCCI, had earlier rendered infructuous the complaint against Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad in December after they also stepped down from their multiple posts. “The complaint against Kapil has been rendered infructuous,” Jain told PTI on Sunday. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar to Donate Rs 50 Lakh in Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic
All three of them were part of the Cricket Advisory Committee but resigned in September after MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta had levelled conflict of interest allegations against them. BCCI has now formed a new CAC. Also Read - Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth Would be Sought-After Batsmen in T20 Cricket: Kapil Dev
Jain had called Rangaswamy, Gaekwad and Kapil for a personal hearing on December 27 and 28 in Mumbai but the World Cup-winning captain did not appear due to personal reasons.
As per the BCCI constitution, no person can occupy more than one post at the same time.