BCCI selector Vikram Rathour gets a clean chit

The Office of the Ombudsman of the BCCI has found no conflict whatsoever in the case of National Selector (North Zone) Vikram Rathour, who holds a British passport as well as an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.

Vikram Rathour was appointed the BCCI National Selector from the North Zone in September 2012.   -  Vivek Bendre

The Office of the Ombudsman of the BCCI has found no conflict whatsoever in the case of National Selector (North Zone) Vikram Rathour, who holds a British passport as well as an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.

Mumbai-based activist Niraj Gunde had filed a complaint against Rathour, alleging that the former India player could not be a member of the BCCI’s Senior Selection Committee as his “loyalty to the BCCI” was conflicted.

In his order, a copy of which is with Sportstar, Justice (retd.) Ajit Prakash Shah has given Rathour a clean chit.

“The Ombudsman does not agree with the applicant’s (Gunde) contentions. There is no bar, in law or in the memorandum of association of the BCCI, to Mr. Rathour’s association with the BCCI as a selector, by virtue of his holding an OCI card. The Ombudsman also does not accept the argument that conflict of interest is apparent in such a case. In sum, no rule pertaining to conflict of interest is attracted, nor is any case of conflict of interest demonstrated. The application is therefore disposed of,” Shah writes.

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