New Delhi: The BCCI ombudsman Justice AP Shah rejected an appeal against cricket board's secretary Anurag Thakur and national selector Vikram Rathour, which was related to alleged conflict of interest.
According to the report in The Indian Express, while replying to the appeal, Shah said that he ‘fails to see any conflict of interest within the meaning of the rules’, and even asked the complainant Niraj Gunde to clarify his stand and specify the rule that could be applied to get more clarity on the matter.
Earlier, Gunde had alleged that Thakur and Rathour along with their families shared commercial and business interests. In fact the complainant also claimed that Rathour had been appointed national selector when Thakur was holding influential and high-ranking positions within the BCCI.
Thakur, certainly a powerful man in the BCCI, too dismissed the complaint and the allegations when contacted by this daily newspaper. “Me and Vikram’s family know each other for the last 4 decades. Our business has nothing to do with cricket. The ombudsman was not made to malign people by those who every other day are filing false complaints,” said Thakur.