'Conflict of interest' complaint against Virat Kohli being examined: BCCI ethics officer DK Jain
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: BCCI ethics officer DK Jain on Sunday said that he was examining a "conflict of interest" complaint against Indian skipper Virat Kohli sent on email by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta.
"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," news agency PTI quoted Jain as saying.
In the complaint against Kohli, Gupta has alleged that the Indian skipper is occupying two posts - captain of the Indian team and director of a venture which has co-directors linked to a talent management company that has on board, several of his teammates. He alleged that this was a case of "conflict of interest" as having two posts is in violation of the BCCI constitution.
Gupta claimed that Kohli, who is one of the directors at Cornerstone Venture Partners LLP and Virat Kohli Sports LLP, is conflicted as his co-directors - Amit Arun Sajdeh (better known as Bunty Sajdeh in Indian cricket circle) and Binoy Bharat Khimji -, are also a part of the talent management company Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Private Limited.
"In view of the above, 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...," wrote Gupta in his complaint.
This is not the first time Gupta has filed a conflict of interest complaint against a cricketer. Previously, he had filed similar complaints against Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev.
(With inputs from PTI)
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma