BCCI’s conduct officer D.K. Jain said on Sunday that he would look into a conflict of interest complaint filed against Indian captain Virat Kohli by life member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Sanjeev Gupta. Gupta had earlier leveled similar allegations against other players, which were later dropped.
Gupta has alleged in his complaint that Kohli holds two positions simultaneously. He is the captain of the Indian team and co-director of the company which manages many of the team’s players. Gupta has alleged that this is a violation of the BCCI constitution, which stipulates that no one person can hold more than one post.
“I have received a complaint,” Jain told PTI. I will check it and then see if the case has happened. If that happens then I have to give Kohli a chance to respond. ‘
This is the first major case since Jain’s tenure was extended by one year last month. During his first term, Jain faced similar complaints against Indian Cricket greats Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev.
All these complaints were made by Gupta, after which these veteran players had to resign from the post. These complaints were later dismissed. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already said that the criteria of conflict of interest decided by the Lodha Committee is not realistic.