BCCI Ethics officer D Okay Jain on Thursday despatched out a discover to newly-elected vice chairman of the board, Rajeev Shukla after a “battle of curiosity” criticism was made in opposition to the veteran cricket administrator.
Jain has given Shukla and the BCCI two weeks time to file their response within the matter.
“A criticism has been acquired by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (for brief “the BCCI”) from Mr Sanjeev Gupta, below rule 39 (2) (b) of the Guidelines and Rules of the BCCI, concerning sure acts, allegedly constituting as battle of curiosity in opposition to Mr Rajeev Shukla,” Jain wrote within the order, a duplicate of which is in possession of PTI.
On January 8, Sanjeev Gupta, former life-member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Affiliation had filed the criticism in opposition to Shukla, alleging battle of curiosity.
Gupta wrote that Shukla, being a director on the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation and likewise an workplace bearer at its guardian physique BCCI, amounted to battle of curiosity.
“Earlier than continuing additional on the Grievance, I deem it needed to determine the stand of the BCCI and the particular person complained in opposition to Mr Rajeev Shukla on the stated criticism,” the Ethics Officer wrote.
“Accordingly, the BCCI and Mr Rajeev Shukla are known as as much as file their written responses to the Grievance inside a interval of two weeks from as we speak, earlier than the Ethics Officer, BCCI. Additional orders within the matter shall be handed thereafter,” Jain additional wrote within the order.
In keeping with the BCCI Structure, no particular person can maintain a number of posts on the similar time.
Shukla, additionally a seasoned politician, was not obtainable for a remark.
Shukla was unanimously elected because the BCCI vice chairman at its AGM on December 24, 2020. He’s additionally a former IPL chairman.