BCCI secretary questions ‘misuse’ of Rahul Dravid’s identify in appointment of India ‘A’ batting coach – Hindustan Occasions
With information coming in that Vikram Rathour’s was set to be appointed because the India ‘A’ and U-19 batting coach, questions of battle of curiosity got here to the fore as he’s a relative of U-19 nationwide selector Ashish Kapoor. It additionally got here to mild that GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim had recommended the identify to the Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Directors (CoA) chief Vinod Rai. However performing secretary Amitabh Choudhary in a strongly-worded letter, accessed by Hindustan Occasions, has questioned whether or not Dravid’s identify is being utilized in the entire course of.
Within the letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the secretary additionally requested if it was a aware resolution to nominate a British nationwide because the India ‘A’ batting coach? He went on so as to add that he wasn’t conscious of any such commercial for the submit.
“I went via a information merchandise that has been extensively coated within the media right this moment with regard to the appointment of Vikram Rathour as a batting coach for the India A workforce and was shocked to learn it since I don’t recollect any commercial for this place being revealed on any discussion board. One other facet that I want to increase right here is the one which I’ve been elevating ad-nauseam regarding the processes previous selections.
“What precisely was the method that was adopted? Who first stated that there was requirement for a batting coach (when none aside from Rahul Dravid is the coach) and who proposed the identify of Vikram Rathour? Understanding Rahul, I’m sure that even when he would have really helpful a reputation, he wouldn’t have stated that processes should not be adopted to interact the providers of Vikram. I additionally see that the matter of battle of curiosity has been raised within the media and I’m shocked that this was not recognized to the individuals making the choice for the reason that crux of the battle has been within the public area a minimum of for the final two and a half years,” he wrote.
Transferring ahead, the performing secretary additionally dropped at mild the truth that Karim and Rathour labored intently as nationwide selectors and that was some extent that was laborious to overlook.
“Saba Karim and Vikram Rathour served as selectors collectively for about four years and I discover it tough to imagine that such particulars weren’t recognized. Moreover, contemplating Vikram is a Brithish passport holder, was it a aware resolution that we’re getting into for a overseas coach?” he enquired.
Efforts to get in contact with Karim over name and message failed. Curiously, Rai made it clear that the protocol could be adopted earlier than any appointment. “Has the particular person been appointed? See, if I appoint a financial institution chairman, first I do a vigilance examine after which I like to recommend his appointment. So, his battle assertion has been sought and solely right this moment the factor has come and nothing has gone fallacious. What issues is whether it is factually appropriate on file and he has stated he’s associated to Kapoor. The ethics officer then decides if there’s battle or not. Karim posed it earlier than the CoA right this moment,” he informed Hindustan Occasions.
First Printed: Feb 11, 2019 19:03 IST