BCCI Ethics Officer issues notice to Rajeev Shukla on ‘conflict of interest’ complaint

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BCCI Ethics officer D Ok Jain on Thursday despatched out a notice to newly-elected vice chairman of the board, Rajeev Shukla after a “conflict of interest” complaint was made in opposition to the veteran cricket administrator.

Jain has given Shukla and the BCCI two weeks time to file their response within the matter.

“A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (for short “the BCCI”) from Mr Sanjeev Gupta, below rule 39 (2) (b) of the Rules and Regulations of the BCCI, concerning sure acts, allegedly constituting as battle of curiosity in opposition to Mr Rajeev Shukla,” Jain wrote within the order, a duplicate of which is in possession of PTI.

On January 8, Sanjeev Gupta, former life-member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association had filed the complaint in opposition to Shukla, alleging battle of curiosity.

Gupta wrote that Shukla, being a director on the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and likewise an workplace bearer at its mother or father physique BCCI, amounted to battle of curiosity.

“Before proceeding further on the Complaint, I deem it necessary to ascertain the stand of the BCCI and the person complained against Mr Rajeev Shukla on the said complaint,” the Ethics Officer wrote.

“Accordingly, the BCCI and Mr Rajeev Shukla are called up to file their written responses to the Complaint within a period of two weeks from today, before the Ethics Officer, BCCI. Further orders in the matter shall be passed thereafter,” Jain additional wrote within the order.

According to the BCCI Constitution, no particular person can maintain a number of posts on the identical time.

Shukla, additionally a seasoned politician, was not accessible for a remark.

Shukla was unanimously elected because the BCCI vice chairman at its AGM on December 24, 2020. He can be a former IPL chairman.

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