When a complaint of breaking the rules against Virat Kohli filed, the board said that it was an attempt to surround the captain.
New Delhi has been sent a complaint against Virat Kohli to BCCI Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain saying that he has violated Lodha Committee recommendations. Virat has lodged this complaint against the same Sanjeev Gupta, who also filed a complaint against Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.
The complaint filed against Virat said that he held two positions. One is that he is the player and captain of Team India as well as the director of a sports marketing company that contracts Indian cricketers. The complainant further alleged and said that it is a gross violation of Rule 38 (4) of BCCI which has been approved by the Supreme Court of India.
After making a complaint against Virat Kohli, the BCCI responded by saying that such complaints are motivated. Such complaints have been coming in the last few years, and it is just an attempt to create uproar and blackmail those who have done a lot for the country. The board official clearly stated that this is an attempt to surround the captain of the Indian team.
He said that the pattern of such things is the same in the last six years. Looking at the email and its language, the intention is clear that it is an attempt to smash successful people. There is some inspiration behind this. The right to legal status is required for such a complaint. Otherwise, there will be no end to such emails.
A close aide of the Indian captain said it was an unpleasant incident. Cricketers also have a life, and they also want to earn money. They will be mentally disturbed by such complaints, and their performance will be affected. Such people do this only for publicity, but they do not know what the effect will be. These kinds of things are not right for sports.
At the same time, DK Jain said that he is investigating a complaint of conflict of interest filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a lifelong member of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association against Indian captain Virat Kohli. Gupta had earlier made similar allegations against other players, which were later dismissed. Jain said that I had received a complaint. I will investigate this and then see if any matters are made. If the case is made, I have to give them (Kohli) a chance to reply.
Gupta claimed that Kohli is a director at Cornerstone Venture Partners LLP and Virat Kohli Sports LLP. The company also stars Amit Arun Sajdeh and Binoy Bharat Khimji as co-directors.Kohli has no role in the cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Apart from the Indian captain, the company manages the business interests of several other players, including KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant. Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav.
Gupta has written in his complaint that because of the above, holding the post of Virat Kohli at one time is a violation of BCCI Rule 38 (4) approved by the Supreme Court of India. They must follow one of their positions in compliance. This is the first significant case since Jain’s tenure was extended by a year last month.
During his first term, Jain dealt with interest complaints against Indian cricket’s great batsmen Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev. All these complaints were made by Gupta after which these legendary players had to resign from a post.
These complaints were later dismissed. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already said that the criteria of conflict of interest set by the Lodha Committee are not realistic.