The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Roger Federer has been served with a notice for conflict of interest by the BCCI ethics officer Vineet Saran. It has been learnt that Saran has asked Binny to file a written response by December 20 against the conflict of interest allegations levelled against him.
“You are hereby informed that a complaint has been received under Rule 39(2)(b) of the Rules and Regulations of BCCI 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.
The complainant has alleged that Binny’s daughter-in-law works for Star Sports, which also has the media rights to the home season of Indian Cricket.
1983 World Cup-winning member, Roger Binny became the 36th president of BCCI after he replaced Sourav Ganguly in October. The 67-year-old played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India, claiming 47 and 77 wickets respectively.
India vs New Zealand ongoing series
The Indian Cricket Team will play the last ODI of the New Zealand tour on Wednesday. The Blackcaps won the first ODI comfortably by 7 wickets. A combined effort with the bat helped India score 306 runs in the first innings but New Zealand chased down the target in just 47 overs. The second match resulted in a wash-out which means India can’t win the series.
They would be looking to level the series, while New Zealand would look to inflict a 2-0 win.