Virat Kohli under ‘Conflict of Interest’ scanner
New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli is in a spot of bother following a complaint of breaching the ‘Conflict of Interest’ clause under the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) rule 38 (4). The complaint has been registered with DK Jain, the Board’s ethics officer.
In an e-mail, Sanjeev Gupta mentioned Kohli’s business ventures claiming that it does violate the Supreme Court-mandated Lodha Recommendations.
“Virat Kohli is occupying two posts at a time in blatant violation to BCCI Rule 38(4) approved by Supreme Court Of India, As such, he must relinquish his one post at once in compliance, his two posts are covered as under – A – 38(4)(a) – Player. B – 38(4)( o ) – Contractual Entity, to be read with BCCI Rule 38(1) (iii),” Gupta wrote.
“I humbly solicit Learned Ethics Officer to forthwith pass the order directing Virat Kohli to give away one of his posts, at once, in compliance to BCCI Constitution dated 21.08.18 Rule Number 38(4) (Approved by Apex Court ),” it further read.
In the e-mail, Gupta also pointed out that the India skipper’s association with VIRAT KOHLI SPORTS LLP company having two Directors/Owners namely Virat Kohli & Amit Arun Sajdeh.