Virat Kohli to face inquiry regarding conflict of interest
India skipper Virat Kohli to face an inquiry into a potential conflict of interest regarding two business ventures raised by a BCCI official. He was accused of the charges on July 4 and the allegations are under supervision of the BCCI authority.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ethics officer DK Jain, said that a complaint by a state association member will be examined, on Sunday. A member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Sanjeev Gupta has alleged that Kohli’s various posts are in violation of the BCCI rules that bar an individual from holding multiple standings.
Two complain has been filed against the Indian skipper. The first one is as the captain of India, and the second as the director of two ventures where his co-directors are also associated with Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Private Limited.
Gupta said that Kohli’s co-directors at Virat Kohli Sports (LLP) and Cornerstone Venture Partners (LLP) handles their branding and commercial interests.
“I have received a complaint. I will examine it and then see if the case is made out or not, If yes, then I have to afford an opportunity to him (Kohli) to respond.” Jain was quoted as saying by the Indian media.
Gupta had previously filed conflict of interest complaints against Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.
“Shri 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 and B – 38(4)(o) – Contractual Entity, to be read with BCCI Rule 38(1) (iii).” Gupta wrote his email to BCCI.