Former India Captain Kapil Dev resigns as the Chief of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
He was the second to step down from the committee after Shanta Rangaswamy who stepped down from the three-member committee. However, Kapil did not reveal the reason for his resignation but wrote an email to the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) informing them about his decision.
Dev was appointed the chief of the ad-hoc committee in July 2019. The CAC was tasked with the role of picking the head coaches of India women’s and men’s cricket teams. Kapil-led CAC had conducted interviews and re-appointed Ravi Shastri as head coach of Virat Kohli-led senior national team.
Meanwhile, Shanta Rangaswamy stepped down from the post after she along with Kapil Dev and Anshuman Gaekwad was served Conflict of Interest notice by BCCI’s ethics officer DK Jain in September 2019.
MPCA life member Sanjiv Gupta had filed the complaint against the CAC members in September. In the complaint, Gupta had claimed that the CAC members don multiple cricketing roles.
Gupta said Kapil Dev is conflicted as he is a commentator, owner of a floodlight company, member of Indian Cricketers Association, besides his CAC role while he pointed out Shanta Rangaswamy’s multiple roles in the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) and CAC.