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Dravid cleared of any conflict of interest

 NEW DELHI, Nov 14: National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid has been given a clean chit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain over the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him.

Speaking to IANS, Jain said that he found there was no case of conflict against the former India skipper. “I have found no case of conflict against Dravid,” he said.

In the order passed in the matter, accessed by IANS, Jain said: “For all the aforesaid reasons I am convinced that on facts at hand, a case of “conflict of interest” as enshrined in the Rules is not made out. Resultantly, the complaint is dismissed being bereft of any merit. This order will be communicated to Mr. Rahul Dravid, the Complainant and the BCCI. The signed copy of this Order shall be kept in the folder of the Complaint.”

The order also reveals that the reason behind the second hearing on November 12 was the past instances of now BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and former India batsman VVS Laxman’s cases of conflict which were studied by Jain. – IANS

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