After Ganguly, Kumble comes down hard on Conflict of Interest' row targeting Dravid

Staff Writer Updated: 10 August, 2019, 1:42 PM IST


Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was not happy after Rahul Dravid was issued a Conflict of Interest Notice. He was livid with the call as Rahul is one of the finest gentlemen to represent India in international cricket. Harbhajan Singh had backed his sentiments on the social networking site. Now, another former Indian skipper has spoken about the ongoing controversy.

Dravid's issue was highlighted as he is the director of the National Cricket Academy and continues to coach India Under-19 and India A teams as well. At the same time, he is working with India Cements on the post of vice-president. India Cements owns Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Anil Kumble has stated that such conflict of interest exists in every person’s life.

"I think every profession has conflicts in every walk of life. How you deal with it, how you disclose those prior 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 during a promotional event

Kumble termed the whole situation as bit unfortunate as only fifty percent of cricketers are left who have played Test cricket in their respective careers.

"There are only 300 as of now and out of 300, I guess 50 per cent 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 added.

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