Allegations of conflict of interest were brought in against Indian batting legend VVS Laxman after Anil Kumble was named the head coach of the Indin cricket team. The former India cricketer is currently a member of the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Ganguly, who recently chose Anil Kumble as the new head coach of Indian cricket team.
Reports claimed that Laxman had interest in a company owned by Kumble called Tenvic Sport.
It was also claimed that Laxman had 33,332 shares in the company from which he was earning incentives, bonus and other benefits.
BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke clarified the issue by saying that Laxman has nothing to do with the company anymore, and the conflict of interest charges that have been brought against the former batsman are “erroneous.”
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (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,” Shirke told an Engish daily.