Conflict of Interest complaint filed against Virat Kohli - Cricbuzz
India captain Virat Kohli is under the scanner for an alleged conflict of interest violation. A complaint has been filed with Justice DK Jain, BCCI's Ethics Officer, regarding Kohli's two conflicting positions -- first as the captain of India, and the second as the director of two ventures where his co-directors are also associated with Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Private Limited, a talent management firm that has Indian cricketers as its clients.
"I have received a complaint," Justice Jain confirmed to PTI on Sunday (July 5). "I will examine it and then see if the case is made out or not. If yes, then I have to afford an opportunity to him (Kohli) to respond."
The conflict of interest complaint, dated July 4, has been filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association who has previously filed similar complaints against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.
"Shri Virat Kohli is occupying two posts at a time in blatant violation to BCCI Rule 38 (4) approved by Supreme Court Of India," read Gupta's complaint in an email accessed by Cricbuzz. "As such, he must relinquish his one post at once in compliance. His two posts are covered as under: A - 38(4)(a) - Player and B - 38(4)(o) - Contractual Entity, to be read with BCCI Rule 38(1) (iii)."
The email further explains: "VIRAT KOHLI SPORTS LLP company have two Directors/Owners namely, Shri Virat Kohli & Shri Amit Arun Sajdeh," the complaint read. "CORNERSTONE VENTURE ...
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