New Delhi: In its bid to clean the image of the sport, the BCCI has notified all the Board members to sign an undertaking declaring that they do not have ‘conflict of interest' while holding functionary posts in their respective cricket associations.
A couple of state associations have already received a letter from BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur instructing all office bearers to declare their business interests and sign the undertaking.
It has also been learnt that the letter has been sent to all officials who are in various sub-committees formed by the BCCI. The undertaking will also be signed by president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer.
The ‘no conflict of interest' clause would include no direct business links with any cricketing affairs in BCCIincluding interest or stake in IPL teams, sponsorships or looking after specific players' interests.
”Yes, we have received a letter from BCCI secretary today. He has categorically stated that the image of the BCCI in the wake of recent scandals have taken a hit. He has asked that we all give a written undertaking of our business interests,” a senior state association official, who has received the letter, told PTI on condition of anonymity.
He added, “He has clearly stated that from now on, no BCCI official will be allowed to continue in his positions if there is even a slightest hint of conflict of interest. A time-frame has been given but I cannot reveal anything about that. All I know is that it is applicable for all BCCI officials.”