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Shashank Manohar’s conflict of interest proposals could be bad news for MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli

Weeks after he took over as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as promised, Shashank Manohar started his second innings by putting forth some strict constitutional reforms to end the controversial “conflict of interest” issue.

In the Working Committee meeting on Sunday, Manohar proposed a 29-point reform-structure that will put an end to all business interests of cricketers, former cricketers, administrators and affiliated unit members.

The report further said that as and when implemented, these new rules will change the way cricket is run in India.

Manohar proposed reforms seeking ban on any business interest, not just by the administrators but also current players, who have shares in player management companies.

These proposals could be a huge blow for MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli – two players who have invested a lot in other sporting ventures.

Dhoni is on the Board of Directors of India Cements and also has shares in player-management company Rhiti Sports. Kohli on the other hand, has interest in a company that manages various players and has bought the rights of India Premier Tennis League (IPTL) recently. He also has a stake in the FC Goa franchise in the Indian Super League (ISL).

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