Sanjeev Gupta, the life member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, has resigned from his membership in the association after other life members Prasoon Kanmadikar and Dilip Chudgar filed a complaint against him on Saturday (July 18).
Rohit Pandit, the MPCA CEO, confirmed the news of receiving the resignation and said, “We’ve received resignation of Mr Sanjeev Gupta and we will take the needful steps to complete the formalities, respecting Mr Gupta’s wishes.”
The complaint came following Gupta raising conflict of interest issues with the BCCI Ethics Officer against several top Indian cricketers, including, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman among others, in the last one year.
Following the conflict of interest raised by him, many players were asked to dethrone before the ethics officer, only to turn out that none of the cases eventually sustained. His latest complaint was against Virat Kohli and his involvement in a talent management agency.
“Mr. Sanjeev Gupta is in violation of Rule 6 of the ‘Code of Conduct’ of MPCA, by using his association with MPCA as that being a ‘Life Member’ in his various email/complaint to the BCCI Ethics Officer and other communication to BCCI and others, thereby causing ridicule and embarrassment to the Association and its members and causing disrepute to the Association and its Office Bearers and in turn the Members of the Association. His acts are detrimental to the interest of MPCA,” the complaint stated.
“Prayer – That, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta be expelled from being a life member of MPCA for causing perpetual disrepute to Association and other members of the Association.”
Following Gupta’s resignation, Kanmadikar said, “Perhaps he has realised finally that his acts and actions were not in the interests of MPCA, BCCI & Indian Cricket at large which could have perhaps attracted penal provisions that could have been more embarrassing for him. So resignation was a way out for him, is what I can read from his act.”
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