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BCCI to send another notice to MV Sridhar in Conflict of Interest issue

The BCCI is taking the matter seriously and isn't impressed with Sridhar's 'active role' in the affairs of the state association.

MV Sridhar
MV Sridhar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The term Conflict of Interest is being taken very seriously by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lately, more so after Ramchandra Guha resigned from the Committee of Administrators (CoA) raising several questions about the same. Steps are being taken to ensure that all its employees come clean on that front, and this time, the man in the firing line is none other than MV Sridhar, General Manager (Cricket Operations).

The former Hyderabad skipper is being considered guilty of deliberately hiding facts relating to his role in the affairs of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). Last month, the board had sent out a notice to Sridhar for not stating certain information in the disclosure form which all the employees had to submit. It is believed that Sridhar had sent his reply but the officials are not fully convinced with it. Hence, it is understood that the BCCI will be issuing Sridhar another notice within a day or two.

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Reports suggest that out of the six clubs, Sridhar is the president of five of them namely Vijaynagar CC, Safilguda CC, Consult Colts CC, Nataraj CC and Satyam Colts CC. He is also the secretary of Deccan Colts CC. Sources in the BCCI have reported that Deccan Colts and Satyam Colts have the address of Sridhar’s residence in Banjara Hills.

Though Sridhar had stated that he had no direct role to play in the clubs, the BCCI is not buying it as the bank account statements of the six clubs show that he has been actively involved in operating the accounts. However, a source close to Sridhar said that the addresses of the clubs are associated with his residence for correspondence.

“He is also a member of both the clubs and therefore there is nothing to hide. When he gets the notice from BCCI, he will again explain his position in front of the BCCI management,” the source said, as reported by TOI.

However, the BCCI is taking the matter seriously and isn’t impressed with Sridhar’s ‘active role’ in the affairs of the state association. Reports had earlier indicated that Sridhar has a definite conflict of interest issue and it could have serious repercussions on his position in the board. It is learnt that Sridhar had also failed to mention that he is an accused in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases involving the HCA.

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