Due to the conflicts arising as a result of holding multiple positions, the BCCI Ethics officer has requested VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly to relinquish either their role in IPL or the CAC.
Dk Jain, the Ethics Officer has claimed that the former India players will have to make a choice. The problem arises due to the fact that that apart from being members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), they also mentor the IPL sides Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals. Here is what Jain had to say regarding this situation. He said:
“One person, one soul is the soul of Lodha committee recommendations. I have just tried to bring it out. In Sachin’s case, the conflict of interest did not arise as he had withdrawn from the CAC. But it does in Ganguly’s and Laxman’s case and they need to decide how they would like to serve Indian cricket going ahead,”
The topic of Irfan Pathan and Robin Uthappa commentating at the ongoing World Cup might also be considered a conflict of interest as per the Supreme Court appointed DK Jain.
“Based on this order there could be complaints against active players also. They can now apply their mind and be ready for the situation. I have not barred anybody, I have only decided Conflict Of Interest means as per the BCCI Constitution,”