Rathour appointment put on hold

Rathour appointment put on hold

Vikram Rathour

Former India opener Vikram Rathour's appointment as the batting coach of India A and U-19 team has been put on hold after his Conflict of Interest was brought to the notice of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Rathour was supposed to start with India A assignment in Wayanad but his appointment has been stalled indefinitely.

Rathour is the brother-in-law of current India U-19 national selector Ashish Kapoor and his appointment would have been a case of Conflict of Interest.

"Yes, the CoA had given a go ahead for Rathour's appointment but today Rathour gave a written declaration of his relation with Kapoor," a senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday.

"Now the matter was discussed with Mr Rai and it was concluded that only an Ethics Officer could have decided if Rathour working with U-19s during Quadrangular series would tantamount to Conflict of Interest," he said.

However, with no Ethics Officer in BCCI, it was thought Rathour's appointment would have sent out wrong signals.

"The appointment letter was not signed. Saba (Karim) had only got a go-ahead on the basis of (Rahul) Dravid's recommendation. For now, he will not be recruited in the A or U-19 set up," the official confirmed.

While India A coach Dravid wanted Rathour in the India A and U-19 roster, BCCI (GM Cricket Operations) Karim did not intimate the CoA about the potential case of Conflict of Interest.