NEW DELHI: The BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke today Clarified that Allegetion of conflict of interest against former India Batsman VVS Laxman being a Shareholder in chief coach Anil Kumble’s Company 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," BCCI's secretary Ajay Shirke said in a media advisory.
“Mr Laxman informed BCCI that he had sold his total shareholding of 5% 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," clarified Ajay Shirke, the BCCI secretary via a release.
"This took place prior to the commencement of the operations of this Committee. Mr Laxman was therefore in no position of a conflict of interest at the time of selection of the head coach of Indian cricket team. All assumptions and conclusions to that effect are therefore erroneous."