Whatever said and done, the Board of Control for Cricket in India received a slap on the face as former India’s Women’s cricket captain Diana Edulji denied to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award given to her, quoting conflict of interest as the reason. This is the first time such refusal has come from the cricket fraternity. All along, the players and officials were ready to play a dual role and enjoy all the facilities overlooking conflict of interest. Unless censured no one realised the conflict interest factor and were particular about the monetary benefit. Apart from that, they were interested in name and fame and that caused disrepute to BCCI. However, she thanked all the members of the BCCI awards committee for considering her worthy of this prestigious honour.
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