Kapil Dev resigns as Cricket Advisory Committee chairman

Following a conflict of interest complaint, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, who chaired the BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, has resigned.

Kapil Dev (right) the chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee that reappointed Ravi Shastri as India's head coach.   -  Vivek Bendre

Former India captain, Kapil Dev, who was the chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has stepped down from the role. Top officials in the Board of Control dor Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed to Sportstar India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain has sent his resignation to Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai and BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri.

Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy were  named in the Cricket Advisory Committee after Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman refused to be part of the process for selecting India’s women’s coach, last year. 

The committee, initially working as an ad-hoc body, had conducted interviews and eventually named W.V. Raman as the head coach of the women's team.

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This year, the trio was named in the CAC and they chose Ravi Shastri as the men’s team head coach.

But Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjiv Gupta had filed the conflict of interest complaint against the trio. As per the BCCI constitution, no individual can hold more than one post at the same time.

In his complaint, Gupta stated that the CAC members are involved in multiple cricketing roles. While he claimed that Kapil is conflicted as he is a commentator, owner of a floodlight company, member of Indian Cricketers Association, besides his CAC role. Rangaswamy, too, is alleged to be conflicted because of her multiple roles with the CAC and ICA.

Rangaswamy, however, resigned from the CAC and ICA a couple of days ago.

When contacted, Kapil refused to comment on the issue.