Vineet Saran, the ethics officer for the BCCI, has given Roger Binny, the board president, a notice of potential conflict of interest.
According to what PTI has learned, Saran has requested that Binny provide a written answer by December 20 in response to the charges of conflict of interest that have been made against him.
The person who filed the complaint, Sanjeev Gupta, asserted that Binny has a conflict of interest because his son-in-law is employed by Star Sports, which holds the media rights for the Indian cricket home season.
“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. This information is being provided to you in accordance with the terms of Rule 39(2)(b) of the Rules and Regulations of BCCI.
“It has been brought to our attention that you are required to submit a written response to the accompanying complaint on or by the 20th of December, 2022. In the notice that was dated November 21, Saran noted that the aforementioned response needed to be substantiated by an affidavit that was properly executed.
Binny, a former India captain and winner of the World Cup, took over as president of the BCCI in October, succeeding Sourav Ganguly as the 35th head of the organisation. The 67-year-old veteran participated in 27 Tests and T20 ODIs for India during his career.