10 August 2019
Panaji: Former Indian captain Anil Kumble said that conflict of interests is something that could be found in every walk of life. Kumble made the statement in relation to the recent issue of India Under-19 and India 'A' team head coach Rahul Dravid being served a conflict of interest notice by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Ethics Officer Justice D.K. Jain.
"I think every profession has conflicts in every walk of life. How you deal with it, how you disclose those prior that what you are involved in, I think it is very critical. And once people know that you are involved in so and so, then I don't think there is any conflict," Kumble told reporters.
Kumble pointed out that only a few ex-cricketers can contribute back to the game in the country and almost every one of them may have to deal with conflict. "It's unfortunate that every cricketer only has to deal with conflict and you know it's something unfortunate that only a few of them can only contribute. There are only a few cricketers who have played for India," he said.
"There are only 300 as of now and out of 300, I guess 50 percent of them are living. So, only those can contribute back to the game. If you don't want them to contribute back to the game, then I think you need to find somebody else to contribute in cricket," he said.