Some people are always negative in life: Kapil Dev slams conflict of interest rules

first_imgCricket legend Kapil Dev has lashed out on the impracticalities involved in strict enforcement of conflict of interest guidelines in Indian cricket. India’s 1983 World Cup hero was forced to step down from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) after being served a notice by the BCCI Ethics officer over a complaint that accused him of holding more than one post.Speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event in Mumbai, Kapil was unimpressed when asked about the conflict clause and its implementation affecting the who’s who of Indian cricket. “What is conflict,” he retorted.”Conflict is when you have a permanent job. If you are on payroll, it can be a conflict. If you are called for a particular meeting, if you are doing an honorary job for one meeting, it can’t be a conflict,” he added.The Kapil Dev led CAC initially was appointed on an ad hoc basis to conduct interviews and appoint Indian women’s team coach. Soon after the same committee, also comprising of Anshuman Gaikwad and Shanta Rangaswamy were again tasked to pick men’s team head coach that resulted in Ravi Shastri’s reappointment. All three members of the CAC were served Conflict of interest notices and the trio have resigned.Notice served to Kapil said his CAC role conflicted with his other responsibilities; directorship with Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) and his flood light business which provides lighting to some leading test centres.When asked if notices to all leading cricketers like Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman was discouraging cricketers from contributing, Kapil shot back, “You have to ask this to (those) who send these notices. Some people are always negative in life, they don’t want to do any positive work, so good for them.”advertisementAlso Read | Diana Edulji expresses her displeasure to Rahul Dravid on part-time coaches for India women’s cricket teamAlso Read | India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli steer India on opening daylast_img

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