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BCCI yet again under conflict of interest scanner

CK Khanna’s office has recommended one of its employees for the designation of Match Referee.

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BCCI acting president CK Khanna. (Photo Source; Twitter)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been tagged with another conflict of interest case. The BCCI acting president CK Khanna’s office has recommended one of its employees for the designation of Match Referee. Former leg-spinner Chetanya Nanda’s name was submitted by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). 38-year old Nanda has represented Delhi in Ranji Trophy and has also played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

The lanky leggie played 31 first-class games, scalping 105 wickets at an average of 28.20. He has four 5-for in the domestic circuit. In T20s, Nanda had picked 18 wickets from 20 matches at an average of 23.44. He was last seen spinning the red cherry in the year 2011. He is also the media assistant of Khanna. Nanda won’t be eligible to apply for the role unless he resigns from his current profile.

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Akash Malhotra’s candidature

Meanwhile, former Delhi batsman Akash Malhotra, with an experience of 54 first-class matches, has not involved himself with any State role (coach or selector) for the forthcoming season since he had applied for the Match Referee’s job. Malhotra, however, has not been given any reason for being excluded. The BCCI has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, recently it was reported that the domestic players are yet to receive their dues.

“If we do not get the funds we are entitled to from the Board, how can we run the show. We have somehow managed the last year but now cricket has actually started suffering,” a West Zone official told the Hindu. Interestingly, the cricketers have now been advised to write to the BCCI directly as the attempts made by the state associations have been rendered futile. “Since the State bodies have not received money from the BCCI, they have told the Board to pay the players directly,” an official from a South Zone association said.

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