Commentators to disclose various roles before being hired – BCCI

Commentators to disclose various roles before being hired - BCCI

Former Indian captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly, whose conflicting roles as commentators and director of a players’ management company and president of a state association, was pointed out by former Committee of Administrator (CoA) member Ramchandra Guha, would have to fill a disclosure form before signing contracts for the post of BCCI commentator.

A board official told ToI on Wednesday that all commentators working for the BCCI will need to disclose their various roles before they were hired for commentary. “Not just Gavaskar, whosoever will be given the contract, the conflict of interest issue would have to be sorted out before. This disclosure form would then determine whether or not any former cricketer would be eligible,” the functionary said, while also adding that the board couldn’t comment much on the subject till the time the commentator revealed all his association with the game in different capacities.

The issue of disclosure came up during the BCCI meeting on deciding on the list of commentators who are supposed to be appointed by the board. CoA member Diana Edulji, who attended the meeting with the office-bearers, said that the conflict issue is being addressed before finalizing the list of commentators. “The commentators list would be decided in due course,” Diana said.

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