Vikram Rathour
Vikram Rathour. (L) (Credits: Twitter)

Of late, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is experiencing quite a few issues regarding the conflict of Interest. With officials hiding a few personal things, a lot of things are being broken out during the peak moment. Meanwhile, the family relationship within the board saw the delay in appointment of Vikram Rathour, as it falls under a conflict of Interest.

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The former India opener Vikram Rathour’s appointment as the batting coach of India A and U-19 team has been put on hold. It was done after the Conflict of Interest was brought to the notice of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Now, he will not be recruited – BCCI Official

Initially, Vikram is about to start his new job from the series against England Lions at Wayanad. However, it has been delayed, as BCCI delayed sending the appointment letter to the concerned official, as they got to know the conflict of interest issue at late.

Vikram Rathour, BCCI
Vikram Rathour.( Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

“Yes, the CoA had given a go-ahead for Rathour’s appointment. But today, Rathour gave a written declaration of his relation with Kapoor,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday. Now the matter was discussed with Mr Rai. It was concluded that only an Ethics Officer could have decided. If Rathour working with U-19s during Quadrangular series would tantamount to Conflict of Interest,” he said.

Meanwhile, it comes to know that the appointment will be kept on hold until the individual comes out of the issue. Rathour is the brother-in-law of current India U-19 national selector Ashish Kapoor and his appointment would have been a case of Conflict of Interest.

Vikram Rathour, BCCI
Vikram Rathour, (Credits – Twitter)

“The appointment letter was not signed. Saba had only got a go-ahead on the basis of Dravid’s recommendation. For now, he will not be recruited in the A or U-19 set up,” the official confirmed.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that Rahul Dravid has recommended the name of Vikram. He wants Vikram to be the batting coach for India A and Under-19. However, he was also not aware of the rules, which delayed things for Vikram Rathour.

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