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Cricketers to be governed by BCCI conflict of interest rule

With the BCCI planning to bring strict conflict of interest rules for even current cricketers, they would not be allowed to have business interest in the player management companies which represent them.

Shashank Manohar
Shashank Manohar

The proposed conflict of interest clause will be tabled at the 85th AGM of the BCCI here today. The players also have to declare the player management firm or person representing them to the Board and cannot sign an endorsement deal with a sponsor which is a competitor to the BCCI sponsor, including apparel.

It has also been proposed that the current lot of players should not be on board in a controlling position of a commercial organisation that has signed a contract with the Board or its affiliates.

Retirees in focus too
Retired cricketers on BCCI's payroll or contracted to the Board should not be part of the Board's various committees, including the IPL Governing Council, as per another proposal on the same issue.

As per the clause, national coaches and selectors should not be associated with any private coaching academies or with player management company or player agent, even in honorary capacity, or pen newspaper columns or be contracted with print or electronic media during their tenure.

Selectors should also not be a member of any managing committee of the BCCI's affiliates. Strict conflict of interest clause has also been proposed for administrators, in both BCCI and its affiliates.

Prez will rule
BCCI president Shashank Manohar will put on his practicing lawyer's cap and try to push through all these reforms at its AGM that will affect quite a few past cricketers wearing multiple hats even as they are part of its affiliated units.

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