Former Supreme Court judge DK Jain will continue as Board of Control for Cricket in India’s ethics officer and ombudsman after getting a one-year extension from the cricket Board.
Jain was appointed by the Supreme Court in February 2019 as BCCI’s first-ever ombudsman. He was later given the additional role of ethics officer. His term ended on February 29 this year but his contract was renewed only last week.
“I resumed office last week and it is another one-year term as ethics officer and ombudsman. Considering the Covid-19 situation, I will be conducting hearings virtually,” Jain told PTI.
Jain still has pending cases to close. He has not yet given his verdict on conflict of interest accusations against Mayank Parikh, a former liaison officer of the Indian cricket team. One of the complaints against Parikh was that he ran six clubs in Mumbai .
“Parikh’s case has been pending and expect it to be closed shortly,” added Jain.
Jain’s tenure in 2019 had started with the “Koffee with Karan” controversy involving KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who were asked to return tour of Australia and suspended for making misogynistic during the chat show.
He had also overseen a conflict of interest cases involving former Cricket Advisory Committee members Sachin Tendulkar, current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. A similar complaint was also filed against Word Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev but was later rendered infructuous.