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Vikram Rathour's appointment as India A batting coach put on hold


NEW DELHI: Former India opener Vikram Rathour's appointment as the batting coach of India A and U-19 crew has been placed on dangle after his Conflict of Interest was once dropped at the attention of the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Rathour was once intended initially India A project in Wayanad but for now his appointment has been stalled indefinitely.

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Rathour is the brother-in-law of current India U-19 nationwide selector Ashish Kapoor and his appointment would were 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 reputable informed 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 once thought Rathour's appointment would have despatched out mistaken signals.


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


While India A coach Rahul Dravid sought after Rathour in the India A and U-19 roster, BCCI (GM Cricket Operations) Saba Karim did not intimate the CoA concerning the doable case of Conflict of Interest.


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