BCCI ethics officer finds TNCA president Rupa Gurunath guilty of conflict of interest | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ethics officer DK Jain found TNCA president Rupa Gurunath guilty of conflict of interest.
Following a plea by Sanjeev Gupta in November last year, the ethics officer, in his order on Thursday, found Rupa to be holding two posts — president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and one of the directors of India Cements Limited — which in turn runs Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited. These two posts, according to the order, are in conflict because CSKCL is one of the subsidiary companies of India Cements — of which Rupa is one of the directors.
As per the order, Rupa, who became the TNCA president in 2019, has to relinquish one of the posts.
P S Raman, who appeared on Rupa’s part in the hearings, has always maintained that his client, who is the daughter of former BCCI president N Srinivasan, is in no way related to CSKCL. But the ethics officer, in his order, said that CSKCL is a subsidiary wing of ICL and there is a case of conflict, even if Rupa does not hold any post. The fact that CSKCL operates from the same premises as ICL also didn’t go in her favour.
TNCA, however, is unlikely to take it lying down. In all probability, they will challenge the order and it can pan out as another soap opera.

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