Over the years, conflict of interest is something that has troubled an Indian Cricket Board office bearer. Since Lodha’s committee’s COA handled the office, every office bearer and anyone associated with the board has been scrutinized every now and then. Once again, the current Indian Cricket Board president, Roger Binny has come under the scanner. Apparently, the board’s ethics officer Vineet Saran has served the notice to the 1983 World Cup winner.
It all started after a complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta. In response to it, Saran has asked the former India all-rounder to respond to the notice by December 20. The reason for the notice is Binny’s daughter-in-law, Mayanti Langer‘s association with the broadcaster that telecasts India’s home games, Indian T20 League, and World Championship in India.
Langer is one of the renowned names in sports broadcasting. Years ago, she got hitched to Jr. Binny, Stuart, and has a kid. Meanwhile, in the notice served to Sr. Binny, he has been directed to file hs response with a duly executed affidavit.
“You are hereby informed that a complaint has been received under Rule 39(2)(b) of the Rules and Regulations of Indian Cricket Board by the Ethics Officer, BCCI for breach of Rule 38 (1) (i) and Rule 38(2) of the said rules, constituting an instance of “conflict of interest” on your part.
“You are directed to file your Written Response to the accompanying complaint on or before 20/12/2022. The said response should be supported by a duly executed affidavit,” wrote Saran in the notice dated November 21.
Roger Binny became the 36th president of the board last month
Talking about the legendary cricketer, he became board president in October this year, replacing Sourav Ganguly. The former has the administrative experience with the Karnataka State Cricket Association.