BCCI: Conflict of Interest charge against VVS Laxman is erroneous

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke yesterday clarified that allegations of Conflict of Interest against former India batsman VVS Laxman being a shareholder in chief coach Anil Kumble's company are "erroneous".

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman

There has been media reports that Laxman, who was a part of the three member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, was a shareholder in Kumble's company 'Tenvic' when the interview for the chief coach's post happened.

However BCCI issued a media release to clarify the statement. "BCCI would like to inform all concerned that at the time prior to the commencement of the functioning of the Committee to interview applicants for the job of Head Coach of the Indian cricket team, Mr VVS Laxman had very categorically clarified his current position as well his previous association with Tenvic Sports," a BCCI media release attributed to Shirke, stated.

"It was during the course of the requisite communication, Mr Laxman informed BCCI that he had sold his total shareholding of five per cent in Tenvic Sport in the month of March 2016 and also declared that he no longer held any shareholding or any official or unofficial position in Tenvic Sports. This took place prior to the commencement of the operations of this Committee," Shirke added.

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