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Posted at: Feb 12, 2019, 8:56 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2019, 8:56 AM (IST)

Rathour’s appointment put on hold

Rathour’s appointment put on hold
Vikram Rathour

New Delhi, February 11

Former India opener Vikram Rathour’s appointment as coach of India A and U-19 teams has been put on hold after a conflict of interest issue was brought to the notice of the Committee of Administrators (CoA). Rathour was supposed to start with his India A assignment in Wayanad but for now his appointment has been stalled indefinitely. 

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. “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 BCCI official said. “It was concluded that only an Ethics Officer could have decided if Rathour working with U-19s during the Quadrangular series would amount to conflict of interest,” he said. 

“BCCI (GM Cricket Operations) Saba Kartim had only got a go-ahead on the basis of Rahul Dravid’s recommendation,” the official added.

However, with no Ethics officer in BCCI, it was thought Rathour’s appointment would have sent out a wrong signal. — PTI

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