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What he said:
“I don’t see any conflict of interest here. The positions with the KSCA and NCA are honorary jobs, and I have to look after myself. At this stage of my career, I have to do that. Otherwise, you’d have to become like Gandhi and give up everything.”
Anil Kumble is the third Indian ex-cricketer—after Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri—targeted by current affairs magazine, Outlook India,in its latest issue for an alleged conflict of interest.
Kumble is director and owner of player management firm, Tenvic. He is additionally president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) , chairman of the National Cricket Academy and mentor to IPL franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the latter three capacities, the former leg-spinner could favorably influence the fortunes of his Tenvic wards.
What He Really Meant:
“I’m not well-versed in perception management. Besides, Gandhi was no cricketer. No real comparison there. N Srinivasan's my guru.”
What He Definitely Didn’t:
“Money, Money, Money. It’s a rich man’s world.”